Motel Fire near Kern Medical Center

Remaining structure to be demolished

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Motel Flower was engulfed in flames last night, after a fire broke out on the property on the 1900 block of Flower Street in East Bakersfield.

According to the Kern County Fire Department, a report was received about 10:30 p.m. Friday about the motel being in flames. Two fire units were sent to the scene immediately, where fire crews found the empty motel, approximately 3,000 square feet in size. 

The KCFD said the crews worked aggressively to contain the fire, and later did an interior search of the building where no persons were found inside. 

The KCFD also said that the remainder of the building will be demolished by local officials, and that the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

In a statement, the KCFD said that $20,000 in property value was lost due to the fire. 

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