Frazier Park fire burns 400 acres in Kern County

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FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are using heavy aerial artillery against a fast-moving brush fire in an effort to keep it from getting into Los Padres National Forest.

Kern County fire spokesman Corey Wilford says 400 acres have burned in Frazier Park, where Kern and Los Angeles counties meet. Five air tankers and four helicopters were making drops Thursday on the fire that started about 1:30 p.m.

A high school was evacuated as a precaution.

Wilford says the fire is burning in thick brush, seasonal grasses and sage. It has not reached the mountainous area’s tree line.

Winds are about 10 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

Firefighters from Kern, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service are battling the blaze.

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