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Kern County wildfire nears full containment

A wildfire burning north of Fort Tejon in Kern County is expected to be fully contained by Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.

August 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A wildfire burning north of Fort Tejon in Kern County is expected to be fully contained by Thursday morning.

As of midday Wednesday, the fire was 85 percent contained and had burned about 175 acres.

The blaze started Tuesday afternoon after firefighters said a van blew a tire and the sparks ignited some grass on the side of the road.

Approximately 150 firefighters responded to the scene.

Fortunately, no structures were damaged and no injuries have been reported.