An explosion inside the Edmonston Pumping Plant near Lebec forced evacuations on Friday morning.
Kern County Fire crews received a call just after 9:30 a.m. for an explosion in the generator area of the building. Employees were evacuated prior to KCFD's arrival.
No active fire was discovered, but fire crews remained on scene for nearly 2 hours to check for carbon monoxide. No injuries were reported.
The value of property saved was estimated at $1,000,000.