Fence, shed, cars and palm trees catch fire in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Around 12:30 p.m. on Monday the Bakersfield Fire Department was dispatched to 925 Q Street to a fire.

Fire crews found a palm tree and shed totally engulfed in flames. The fire was burning in rubbish and stored materials with arching power lines down in the area.

Fire crews said the fire was extending to three vehicles in the area and threatening two occupied houses.

Battalion Chief Danny Brown said the fire was controlled in approximately 10 minutes and neither house suffered any fire damage.

All three vehicles suffered heat damage.

Bakersfield Fire Department arson investigators came to the scene to determine the origin and cause of the fire.

PG&E responded to secure the downed power lines.

Damage is estimated at $25,000 and no one was injured in the fire.


A fence, a shed, three cars and a palm tree caught fire Monday around 1 p.m. in the 900 block of Q Street

Bakersfield Fire crews worked to put out the flames.

Battalion Chief Danny Brown said the fire caused many power lines to be down.

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