Child arrested after fire leaves 15 people homeless in Southwest Bakersfield

Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 22:09:52-04

UPDATE, 9:26 a.m. - A child has been arrested following Tuesday's fire, according to the Bakersfield Fire Department. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

A total of 15 people were displaced by Tuesday's fire, officials said.

The damage is estimated to be around $75,000.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Emergency crews battled a house fire in Southwest Bakersfield early Tuesday evening.

The blaze broke out at around 5:30 p.m. in the area of Ming and Soranno Avenues.

Several people have reported seeing a column of black smoke in the area.

It's not immediately known how the fire started or whether anyone was injured.