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Christmas Day fire prompts East Bakersfield residents to evacuate housing complex

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Dec 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-25 21:58:08-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Firefighters battled a fire at a housing complex in East Bakersfield on Christmas Day, which forced residents to evacuate.

Kern County Fire Department crews responded shortly before 5:45 p.m. Tuesday to the 600 block of Morning Drive, near Pioneer Drive.

Photos from the scene showed the flames had been extinguished but not before they burned some of the property. One unit was heavily damaged, while several others also sustained damage.

It was not immediately clear how many people were forced out of their homes.

There were no reports of injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.