BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A combined effort by Bakersfield City & Kern County fire crews were needed to extinguish a vacant garage fire early Wednesday morning in Southeast Bakersfield.
The fire started at 12:07 a.m. behind a home at 1115 E. Planz Road, according to Bakersfield City Battalion Chief Matt Moore. When firefighters arrived, they found the home's detached garage -- and a car inside -- fully involved in flames.
"We also had power lines down, which hampered our efforts a little bit," said Moore. It took about 10 minutes to bring the fire under control.
The detached garage suffered a total of $60,000 in damage. The house was slightly damaged by flames. There were no reports of any injuries.
Arson investigators are trying to determine what caused the blaze.