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Fire Crews Try To Surround 15,000 Acre Southern California Wildfire

Authorities have revised downward the number of structures destroyed by a 1,400-acre wildfire in California’s Tehachapi Mountains.

Authorities said Wednesday that 25 structures have been lost in the blaze that broke out Tuesday in a community of scattered rural homes known as Old West Ranch.

Kern County fire officials initially estimated that 30 to 40 homes were lost. Officials have not specified how many of the 25 destroyed structures were homes.

About 150 homes remain threatened. The fire is 25 percent contained.

To the north, in Sequoia National Forest, a more-than 15,500-acre wildfire that burned eight structures near Kernville is 5 percent contained. About 1,200 homes are considered threatened.

KESQ News Team

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