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Abandoned house fire in East Bakersfield overnight

Posted: 7:18 AM, Mar 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-26 12:11:04-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County Fire crews were able to put out a small house fire in East Bakersfield overnight.

Officials say they were notified of flames coming from an abandoned home on East California Avenue just west of Mount Vernon Avenue around 2:45 a.m. this morning.

Early reports indicated the flames were threatening a mechanic's shop next door, but firefighters were able to quickly control the flames. Crews then spent time tearing holes in the wall to ventilate.

There was no one on-scene when crews arrived and no injuries reported.