Lake Isabella-area Ranch Fire still burning

The Fresno BeeJuly 4, 2014 

A forest fire continued burning Friday near Lake Isabella in the Sequoia National Forest in Kern County.

The Ranch Fire didn't grow in size Friday, remaining at 150 acres as of the most recent U.S. Forest Service report at 5:30 p.m. Because it's in largely inaccessible terrain, air tankers are dropping water and fire retardant, the USFS says.

No structures are in the immediate area.

The "human-ignited" fire is in the "burn scar" of the 1970 Red Mountain fire, in a steep area ranging from 4,000 to 6,000 feet, he said. The cause is under investigation.

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