King Fire: Brush fire breaks out in Lancaster, evacuations ordered for nearby residents

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. 


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