Abandoned home near Kern Medical Center scorched by flames

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County firefighters have extinguished an early morning house fire near Kern Medical Center.

The fire in the 1900 block of Flower Street started just after 6:00 a.m. Monday morning.

Kern County Fire spokesperson Corey Wilford told 23ABC the house was attached to the Flower Motel.

Wilford also confirmed the home is abandoned. No nearby homes were threatened by the fire.

The multi-unit home was 4,000 sq. feet.

Firefighters tried to get inside but had difficulty because the windows and doors were boarded up with wood.

When they entered the home, firefighters put the flames out in 20 minutes.

There are no reports of any injuries. There is also no word on what started the blaze.

KCFD is investigating. If you know anything about the fire, you are asked to call 1-877-FIRE-TIP. You may remain anonymous.

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