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May 15, 2013 6:35 PM by Associated Press

Frazier Park fire burns 750 acres in Kern County

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters are using heavy aerial artillery against a fast-moving brush fire in an effort to keep it from getting into Los Padres National Forest.

Kern County fire spokesman Corey Wilford says 750 acres have been blackened in Frazier Park, where Kern and Los Angeles counties meet. Five air tankers and four helicopters were making drops Thursday on the fire that started about 1:30 p.m.

Wilford says one high school was evacuated and Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area is being emptied.

He says the fire, burning in thick brush, seasonal grasses and sage, is creeping into the mountainous area's tree line.

Winds are 10 mph with gusts to 20.

Firefighters from Kern, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service are battling the blaze.

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