House fire on Francis Street in Bakersfield leaves family displaced

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 200 block of Francis Street in Bakersfield around 9:18 a.m. 

Firefighters arrived on scene of an 800 square foot, single story residential structure with smoke showing from the front of the home. They found the fire was in the bedroom and were able to stop the progression of the fire to other rooms in the home.

The fire damaged the bedroom and hallway interior.

Utilities were disconnected by PG&E.

The fire department said the family was displaced by the fire due to smoke and fire damage, and they have been requested not to return until all utilities and repairs can be made.

The Red Cross was contacted to assist the family with housing and additional needs.

The fire is under investigation for a possible cause.

According to the fire department, about $10,000 of damage was caused by the fire.

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