LANCASTER, Calif. - Firefighters gained the upper hand and stopped forward progress on a brush fire that broke Thursday in Lancaster.
Crews responded to the area of 90th Street and Avenue K around 2:30 p.m.
The "King Fire" has burned 349 acres, fire authorities said. An evacuation order is in effect for those living between West Avenue I to West Avenue J and 70th Street West to 80th Street West.
The fire also shut down traffic along West Avenue I and West Avenue J between 70th Street West to 90th Street West.
At least 200 firefighters were fighting the blaze, both in the air and on the ground.