CCalifornia wildfire near airport burns over 4,000 acres

A wind-driven wildfire that started near the Sierra Nevada mountains in California

Vover 4,000 acres by Thursday night as almost 700 personnel worked to battle the blaze, authorities said

The blaze, named the Airport Fire, began right outside the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport in Inyo County

The fire spread quickly, doubling in size from 50 to 100 acres within 45 minutes

 the blaze was estimated to have scorched more than 6 square miles

Firefighters had so far kept it from harming small communities.