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Firefighter injured battling structure fire in East Bakersfield

Posted at 4:58 AM, May 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-05 10:39:50-04

A Bakersfield City firefighter was injured while battling a structure fire in a mobile park Sunday morning according to officials.

Kern County Fire official told 23ABC News that the firefighter was taken to Kern Medical and is expected to make a full recovery.

Officials said just before 4 a.m. the fire initially broke out in the backyard of a home and that the flames eventually spread to a separate neighboring mobile home. Both homes are located on Virginia Avenue in East Bakersfield.

Both Bakersfield Fire and Kern County Fire crews worked together to knock down the flames by 5 a.m.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time but fire officials said this is a good reminder to keep lawn brush off your property to prevent fire from spreading.