A woman and child were quick to escape an early Sunday morning apartment fire that left an estimated $25,000 in damages in South Bakersfield, the Bakersfield Fire Department said.
According to the BFD, the fire happened a little after 2:30 a.m. and heavy smoke and fire could be seen from a single story, multiple-unite apartment complex.
Initially, the BFD said, it was reported that there was a person trapped inside the burning building. After crews searched the building, they found that no one was, in fact, inside. The fire burned for about 13 minutes before being controlled by fire crews.
After investigating the cause of the fire, it was found that smoking materials were the cause of the flames. The BFD says that both woman and child self-evacuated the apartment after being alerted by a smoking alarm.
The Red Cross is providing assistance to the woman and child due the fact that they were displaced by the fire.
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