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BFD investigating body found following house fire in Southeast Bakersfield

Posted at 10:39 AM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 14:08:49-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A body was found burned inside a house in Southeast Bakersfield following a fire Thursday morning.

The Bakersfield Fire Department said crews responded to the 1300 block of Cottonwood Road around 6 a.m. for reports of a house on fire. When they arrived, they immediately knocked down the intense flames.

Upon searching the home, crews found a body inside.

The Bakersfield Police Department and Coroner's Office were called out, as well as Kern County Fire, California Highway Patrol, PG&E and Red Cross.

Six people were displaced by the fire.

BFD also reported a cat and dog died in the house as well.

The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.