Forward progress stopped on 200-acre grass fire in Gorman that slowed traffic on Interstate 5


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Firefighters have stopped forward progress on a 200-acre grass fire burning near Interstate 5 Sunday night in Gorman. The fire continued to keep northbound traffic at a standstill.

The Post Fire has burned 200 acres and was reported at 15% containment. The Los Angeles County Fire Department said firefighters will stay over night in the area to contain hotspots.

The fire broke out just before 7 p.m. near Gorman Post Road and northbound lanes of I-5, LA County fire officials said.

CHP said all lanes of northbound I-5 at Smokey Bear Road, traffic from SR-138 to I-5 and Gorman Post Road were closed. Southbound lanes of I-5 remained open. Two northbound lanes on I-5 have reopened.

Here is the latest on road closures, according to Caltrans.

CHP reports smoke had spread across lanes of I-5. Southbound traffic has been moving.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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