Abandoned house catches fire in east Bakersfield, 'suspicious in nature'

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An abandoned house in east Bakersfield caught fire, causing damage to the structure Sunday.

The house, on the 200 block of Wiseman Street, was fully engulfed in flame when crews arrived on scene at 11:10 a.m.

The structure was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

Officials said the fire was suspicious in nature.

Fire crews knocked down the fire in 10 minutes, saving $300,000 in damages to surrounding homes.

The fire is under investigation.

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