Jun 2, 2016

1,000-acre fire rages in rugged wilderness near the Tulare-Kern County line

Tulare County, CA
Kern County, CA
USA
by
Matt Hamilton
,
Los Angeles Times
A wildfire rages in the Chimney Peak Wilderness near the Tulare and Kern county line. Photo: Los Angeles Times
A wildfire rages in the Chimney Peak Wilderness near the Tulare and Kern county line. Photo: Los Angeles Times

More than 300 firefighters are battling a wildfire that has scorched about 1,000 acres of rugged forest near the Tulare-Kern County line, fire officials said Thursday.

The fire broke out Wednesday about 3:30 p.m. in a remote area near the Chimney Peak campground, about 80 miles northeast of Bakersfield, according to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management