Edwards residents lose dirt bike to house fire

Fire caused $75k in damages

EDWARDS, Calif. - A house fire was extinguished after firefighters fought the blaze for nearly two hours, officials said.

On July 29, at about 7 p.m., Kern County firefighters went to a house near  Glendower and Gilbert regarding a fire. When crews arrived, they said they found a 1,500 square-foot, single story home with fire showing from the back.

According to the incident report, the first engine pulled a hose line and began attacking the fire from the outside of the building and waited for the second engine to arrive. When more equipment arrived, firefighters entered the home and began an aggressive attack of the fire. 

Officials said high winds in the desert area last night hampered firefighting efforts, and control of the fire took about two hours from the initial 911 phone call. 

Fire crews were able to save around $40,000 in personal effects and the structure itself; however, the fire destroyed $75,000 in contents, including the owners’ personal dirt bikes. 

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire in currently under investigation.

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