BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Illegal, aerial fireworks are to blame for torching a southwest Bakersfield home, according to city fire officials.
The blaze caused an estimated $225,000 worth of damage after it sparked around 11:30 p.m. Friday in a neighborhood near White Lane and Old River Road.
When fire crews arrived, they say flames were spotted in the attic of a single story home, with wooden shingle on the roof around 30% engulfed in flames.
Multiple hose lines were used and the ceiling had to be opened to expose where the fire was coming from, according to officials. After just 23 minutes, the fire was put out by the firefighters.
In the statement, crews say additional hose lines were used to protect the belongings inside the home as well as neighboring buildings.
City arson investigators arrived to the scene and determined the fire was ignited by illegal, aerial fireworks debris discovered at the scene.
The homeowners, a husband and wife, tell 23ABC they are now staying with family friends.
Crews say there were no injuries due to the incident.
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