Fire near Kettleman City burns 3,000 acres, Highway 41 open

The Kings County Fire Department brought a large vegetation fire under control Tuesday after it burned 3,000 acres and closed part of of Highway 41. The highway is now open.

Monday afternoon, the fire forced authorities to close 41 between Interstate 5 and Highway 33.

The cause for the blaze has not been determined.

Cal Fire assisted in efforts to contain the blaze.