Wildfire in Kern County Blazes Over 1,200 Acres

A wildfire burning in Kern County, California, grew to 1,200 acres and was only 2 percent contained on June 27, according to fire officials.

The Shell Fire broke out on Sunday off Interstate 5 and Grapevine Road and had grown to 1,200 acres by around 8 pm, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

The blaze was triggered by a car fire on the interstate that spread to nearby vegetation, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Footage by Twitter user Giana Oliviera shows the fire. Credit: Giana Olivieri via Storyful

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