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Kern County wildfires near full containment

July 31, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Cooler temperatures and calmer winds helped firefighters get the upper hand on two blazes burning in Kern County.The West Fire is burning near Tehachapi and the Bull Fire is located near Kernville.

The West Fire is nearly 1,700 acres and 85 percent contained. It has destroyed 23 structures.

Evacuation orders were lifted for the West Ranch area around noon Friday.

More than 1,000 crew members are working to put out this fire.

Meanwhile, the Bull Fire near Kernville is 65 percent contained.

Officials say it has destroyed 14 structures and scorched more than 16,000 acres.

Saturday, crews plan to work toward completing a fire line.


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