Kern County firefighter injured during Bakersfield house fire

House fire was extinguished within 30 minutes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - One firefighter is recovering from injuries after fighting a house fire Wednesday afternoon.

On April 10, at about 2:30 p.m., crew with the Kern County Fire Department went to the 1900 block of Belinda Street in Bakersfield, regarding a house fire.

Crew members said when they arrived to the home they noticed light smoke coming from the vents.  When they opened the front door to the home, the fire crew said they were met with smoke down to knee level.

Officials said a second alarm was made by the Incident Commander to assist the firefighters.

The fire crew on scene said they found the fire to have started in the kitchen and spread into the attic. 

The fire was brought under control in under 30 minutes, according to fire officials.  Officials estimated the damage cost at $30,000.

No residents were reported as injured. One firefighter did receive minor injuries to his hand from a puncture caused by a heavy metal wire.  The firefighter was treated and released by his doctor.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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