Bakersfield Fire Department battles grass fire on Hwy 58 near Union Avenue

Bakersfield fire crews responded to a fire on Highway 58 near Union Avenue in Bakersfield, Calif., on Thursday, July 13, 2017. (Provided by Bakersfield Fire Department)

Bakersfield fire crews battled a grass fire Thursday afternoon on Highway 58 near Union Avenue.

Crews say they got the call for the blaze around 12:30 p.m., and when they arrived they found a small blaze that was spreading quickly.

They worked quickly to keep the fire from spreading to nearby trees and brush.

Crews were able to put out the fire after it burned around half an acre.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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