Fires broke out Tuesday night near Kristin Street

Kern County firefighters extinguished two small grass fires on the western edge of Taft Tuesday night.

Firefighters responded to the area of Kristin and Wade about 9:30 p.m. after 9-1-1 dispatchers received reports of as many as four small fires that had been set by youths.

The fires merged into two separate blazes and were contained in about 30 minutes by firefighters from taft, Fellows, Maricopa and McKittrick.