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1,100-acre wildfire near Lake Isabella contained

Firefighters in Kern County battle a wind-driven wildfire that threatened hundreds of homes and prompted evacuations near Lake Isabella.
May 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities said that a wildfire that forced thousands of people to leave their homes near Lake Isabella has been contained.

The fire broke out Friday near Bakersfield north of Highway 178 and grew quickly. Firefighters had the blaze surrounded on Sunday after it had consumed more than 1,100 acres.

Most fire crews were sent home, but some from the U.S. Forest Service remained to douse hot spots.

No injuries were reported, and evacuated residents were allowed to return home.


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