By Jake Lee Green
Kern Valley Sun
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Friday, October 19 firefighting units from the Kern County Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management, and United States Forest Service and their resources were dispatched to contain a wildfire that had broken out near the mouth of the Kern River Canyon along the roadside of SR-178. The fire burned 25- acres of vegetation. Traffic was shut off from two directions at Old Kern Canyon and both sides of SR-178. ‘The River Fire’ was contained and traffic resumed its normal flow at approximately 7:15 p.m. Along with local and federal firefighting agencies, crews from Arizona were present to battle the blaze.