Bureau of Land Management: Onyx Fire put out at 221 acres



    Bureau of Land Management officials tell Eyewitness News the Onyx Fire is "completely out" after burning 221 acres.

    BLM officials also say firefighters have a containment line around 80 percent of the burn area and will continue mop up work Thursday.

    The fire began just after 5 p.m. Wednesday in a house. The flames spread to the surrounding brush. The Kern County Fire Department says the fire burned two homes, displacing three adults and six children.

    The American Red Cross is assisting with temporary accommodations.

    Three adults were treated for smoke inhalation.


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