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Fire crews battling building fire near Ming Avenue and S. Chester Avenue

Posted at 10:37 PM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 02:51:40-04

UPDATE (April 09, 2018 12:00 a.m.): Bakersfield Fire Department fire crews battled a fire in south Bakersfield near Ming Avenue and S. Chester Avenue Monday night. 

The blaze broke out just before 10 p.m. at an old McDonalds building.

Bakersfield Fire said the building has been on fire over a dozen times in the past and the building has been vacant for some time. 

Aerial streams were deployed to help battle the fire from the exterior. 

Radio traffic from firefighters said crews were battling a fully involved attic fire. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Bakersfield Fire Department.