BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Fire Department responded to a fire today in the 4400 block of Pebble Creek Drive in Bakersfield.
The first arriving crew found an approximately 6,000 square foot residential four-plex with flames showing through the roof. Crews made an aggressive attack on the interior of the structure while truck crews started ventilation operations on the roof to knock down fire and help contain the fire to the attic area of the units.
Additional fire crews started a door to door search of the attached residential units and after kicking in a door on one of the units, firefighters found three juveniles hiding and scared and helped evacuate the youths.
No one was home in the two units that suffered the smoke damage. The fire department says the fire appears to have started in an adjacent dumpster next to the homes. There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Crews say the home did have working smoke detectors.
Two of the units suffered heavy smoke damage and the residents are being assisted by family and friends.
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