BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Outlying communities are not the only ones being threatened by the dry, hot condition, according to officials.
On May 2, at about 9:30 a.m., fire crews went to a fire in the backyard of a home in the Oleander area.
Officials said the family had a fire going in an oil drum last night and thought they put it out.
The family believes the windy conditions ignited some embers that were still smoldering.
The fire damaged a detached garage that had been converted into a living space.
No one was inside at the time of the fire, according to officials.