A grass fire burning near the Grapevine has charred almost 600 acres.However, the CHP has not closed nearby Interstate 5 even as flames were right by the roadside. The Fort Fire began before noon Friday and containment only reached 30 percent by the end of the day. Power lines in the area were shut off as the flames ran up the hillsides but restored after the fire passed beneath them. Despite the size of the fire, it appears to be burned dried grasses and the only threatened structures were radio towers that were secured.

Sean Michael Lisle