Bakersfield Fire Department battling blaze at AMPM in central Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (6:18a.m.): According to Bakersfield City Fire Department Battalion Chief Danny Brown, crews responded to a fire in the bathroom of AMPM on Brundage Lane around 5:12 a.m.

When firefighters got on scene they found the bathroom engulfed in flames that extended to the rear of the building.

The inside of the store was full of smoke, but did not catch on fire. 

A total of 19 firefighters responded and were able to knock down the fire within a couple of minutes. 

Only the cashier was in the store at the time. No injuries were reported. 

Arson investigators are on scene as they try to determine the cause of the fire. 

Kern County building inspectors and Kern County Environmental health are on their to evaluate the building and the merchandise inside. 

The store, which is normally open 24 hours a day, is currently closed. 

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The Bakersfield Fire Department is battling a blaze at AMPM on Brundage Lane near S. H St. 

The fire broke out around 5:15 a.m.

Initial scanner reports suggest the fire started in the bathroom of the business. 

Bakersfield Police are expected to assist with traffic control. Southbound lanes of S. H St. are blocked by fire crews. 

23ABC has a crew on the way. 

This is a breaking news story, check back for updates. 

 

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