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Arson crews investigating suspicious fire in East Bakersfield

Posted at 4:09 AM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 17:09:09-05

Arson crews are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out at an abandoned house in East Bakersfield Friday morning.

Kern County Fire crews and Bakersfield Fire Crews arrived on scene at Virginia St. and Lincoln St. a little after 2 a.m., and were able to put the fire out quickly.  KCFD says the fire does seem suspicious and that the same house has caught fire several times in the past.

A nearby apartment was evacuated as a precaution.  No injuries were reported.

There's no word yet on what caused the fire but we will bring you updates as soon as they are made available.