- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Crews are working to surround a wildfire that has charred 1,000 acres of brush and timber in a wilderness area of Kern County.

The U.S. Forest Service says the blaze began Wednesday afternoon on federal land about 60 miles northeast of Bakersfield.

The fire is moving slowly and is now 10 percent contained.

No homes are threatened but several campgrounds have been evacuated and a section of the Pacific Crest Trail is closed.

About 350 firefighters are on the line, aided by helicopters.

There’s no word on what sparked the fire.


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