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Wildfire flares in Southern California

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: The blaze is 10 percent contained
  • Canyon fire grows to 3,000 acres in Southern California
  • 500 firefighters are involved

(CNN) -- Crews battling a 3,000-acre wildfire in Southern California's Kern County on Monday were able to get 10 percent of the blaze contained, the fire department said.

About 500 people are fighting the fire, including as many as eight fire crews and 14 firetrucks. Additionally, eight tankers are assisting in the effort from the air.

"Weather conditions and rugged terrain continued to be a factor in suppression efforts," the U.S. Forest Service and the Kern County Fire Department said in a joint statement late Sunday.

No injuries have been reported in the blaze, and no structures have been damaged, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

Evacuations were ordered at area campgrounds, and the fire forced the closure of some area roads.

The fire broke out Sunday west of Bodfish. Authorities are investigating the cause.

 
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