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2 Kern County fires almost fully contained

Firefighters battled two blazes in Kern County on Wednesday, July 28, 2010.

August 1, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Firefighters have a very strong hold of two fires in Kern County. Both are near full containment.The West Fire is burning near Tehachapi and the Bull Fire is located near Kernville.

The West Fire is nearly 1,700 acres and 94 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 85 percent contained.

Officials say it has destroyed 14 structures, including 8 homes, and it has scorched more than 16,000 acres.