A fire just south of Bakersfield Friday afternoon briefly threatened structures but was contained by early evening.
The fire began about 3:30 p.m. in the area of Houghton and Eberle roads and grew to about two acres before being extinguished, said Kern County Fire Capt. Tom Ellison. It occurred south of Taft Highway and west of Ashe Road.
A dispatcher originally said the blaze was a result of two planned burns that got out of control, but Ellison said that it hasn't been determined what started the fire and it remains under investigation. There were no injuries.