Home in East Bakersfield destroyed by suspicious fire early Monday morning

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An abandoned building in East Bakersfield caught fire early Monday morning.

Kern County Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 204 Wiseman St. at 1:19 a.m. Monday.

The home was fully engulfed in fire and threatening three buildings.

Crews callec the fire suspicious because no utilities were on inside the home.

Electrical lines were damaged and on the ground to the rear of the structure.

Firefighters requested additional units to respond due to fire intensity and structures being threatened.  

Firefighters held the fire from spreading to adjacent homes.

There were no injuries to firefighters or occupants of the structures. 

The home was not occupied at the time of the fire. 

Firefighters' efforts saved the adjacent structures and the fire caused minimal damage to the exposed sides of homes on either side. 

The building was destroyed and the cause is under investigation.

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