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Fire crews battling fire at abandoned house in Central Bakersfield

Posted at 8:44 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 12:14:04-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — City of Bakersfield Fire Department crews are battling a fire at an abandoned house in Central Bakersfield.

The house is located on California Avenue approximately one block west of Union Avenue in Central Bakersfield.

Arson investigators are on-scene. According BFD, the house is a known gathering spots for transients in the area.

BFD says the building has burned several times previously. BFD says the building does have a sign on it deeming it unsafe.

BFD says a bulldozer will be by later today to knock down the building.

This is a developing story. We will update you as more information becomes available.