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Explosion causes fire at IKEA, two people injured

Posted at 7:16 PM, Dec 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-02 22:33:50-05

Two people injured during a fire at IKEA in Tejon on Sunday afternoon, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

KCFD said an explosion caused a fire at the IKEA on Industrial Parkway.

Firefighters arrived to the million-square-foot warehouse filled with smoke and an activated sprinkler head flowing water into the electrical room.

Witnesses stated that a contractor on site was working on an electrical panel when the panel flashed and started the fire.

KCFD crews located two injured people. One victim had severe burns to his head and face and was transported to a hospital. The second victim refused treatment.

The fire was put out by the sprinkler system.

According to KCFD, IKEA will remain unoccupied until the power and the fire extinguishing systems are restored.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.