Both fires contined in 35 minutes

Kern County firefighters extinguished a pair of small grass fires east of Taft Monday.

The fires broke out about 8:45 a.m. on the south side of Gardner Field Road about a half-mile east of Industrial Way.

There were unconfirmed reports of a vehicle with a brake fire in the area at the time the fires started. Firefighters from the Taft and Fellows stations had the fires contained in about 35 minutes and they were on scene for another hour putting out the last hot spots.