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Two brush fires break out on Gardner Field Road

Staff Writer
Taft Midway Driller
Kern County firefighters  at larger of two fires that burned grass and brush on Gardner Field Road.

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.