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Firefighters battle 300-acre Grand fire near Frazier Park

May 15, 2013|By Ruben Vives
  • A fire burns along the Grapevine near Frazier Park.
A fire burns along the Grapevine near Frazier Park. (Cindy Hively / Los Angeles…)

A wildfire in Los Padres National Forest has burned 300 acres and has led to evacuations of at least one high school near the fire, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

The blaze, dubbed the Grand Fire, is near the unincorporated town of Frazier Park, which lies within the forest, according to Kern County Fire spokesman Corey Wilford.

"Right now [the fire] is wind-dominated, pushing southeast," Wilford said.

As a precaution, firefighters have evacuated students and teachers from Frazier Mountain High School. Firefighters are now using the high school as the command post. 

Falcon Way, which leads to the high school, has been shut down, Wilford said. 

The fire was reported around 1:20 p.m. in the Frazier Park area. No structures have been burned or are threatened, Wilford said. There is no containment, he added.  

The cause of the fire, which could be spotted burning along the Grapevine, is under investigation. 

Several agencies including Los Angeles County Fire Department are assisting Kern County, Wilford said. 

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