Children playing with matches were blamed for starting a grass fire Sunday in Lake Isabella.
The cause of death was released Wednesday for a 22-year-old Wofford Heights woman, whose body was found weeks after she went missing.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Highway 178 about 4 miles into the mouth of the canyon was closed in both directions Thursday after a four-vehicle crash.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — One man has been arrested and three others detained for allegedly sparking a wildfire near Highway 178 and the mouth of the Kern River Canyon.
Officials are holding a pair of public meetings to address recreation concerns during Isabella Lake dam work.
Caltrans said both lanes of Highway 178 through the Kern River Canyon opened Friday afternoon.
A man was killed Saturday morning while riding a gardening tractor as it rolled over. A fire spokesman said it appeared the man was using the small tractor to move rocks on the South Lake property in the 6700 block of Big Springs Rd. when it rolled over off the edge of a driveway and landed on top of him.
Highway 178 reopened Friday morning through the Kern River Canyon. A pair of mudslides - one near the mouth of the canyon and one near Bodfish - caused by rainstorms Monday night left the main route from Bakersfield to the Kern River Valley shut down.
A pair of mudslides will keep Highway 178 through the Kern River Canyon closed "indefinitely," a Caltrans official said Wednesday.
George Broyles of the U.S. Forest Service says a bulldozer has hacked out a fireline in the Sequoia National Forest, about 35 miles northeast of Bakersfield.
Fire activity has been greatly reduced in an area hit by Sunday evening lightning strikes.
Rain-caused rock slides through the Kern River Canyon on Monday night forced the closure Highway 178.
A series of rock slides through the Kern River Canyon has forced the closure of a portion of Highway 178.