Calgary Fire: Crews have reached 75 percent containment
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
Kern County fire crews and other agencies have held the Calgary Fire to 50 acres.
After working all afternoon, firefighters have contained 75 percent of the fire.
The mandatory evacuation orders for those in Wofford Heights has been lifted.
A recommended evacuation order is still in place for areas near the Calgary Tracks.
So far, crews have been able to save more than 300 homes from being burned, according to the Kern County Fire Department.
The fire started around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
More than 100 personnel will remain on scene to continue to hold fire lines and protect homes.
Crews will continue to use at least one helicopter to help battle the the flames.
County crews are searching for a person of interest. Officials say she was seen in a dark blue Chrysler LeBaron. It's rear passenger wheel is on the rim.
The California Highway Patrol says Highway 155 is open, but surface roads will remain closed due to the recommended evacuations.