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May 15, 2013 10:28 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Frazier Park fire burns 3,000 acres in Kern County

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) - Kern County fire officials say a wildfire in the Los Padres National Forest has burned 3,000 acres and is 10% contained.

Flames have been gaining ground through dense, dry vegetation and thick trees since the fire broke out just before 1:30 p.m. The fire is burning out of control with no containment.

The fire near Interstate 5 through Frazier Park, where Kern and northern Los Angeles counties meet, led firefighters to evacuate a high school as a precaution.

Currently four helicopters five air tankers and more than 600 personel are working the fire, which is moving into uninhabited area.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for camp grounds and Frazier Park high school.

Winds were blowing at a sustained 10 mph with gusts of 20 mph.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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