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Iconic old dive bar, Amestoy's, in East Bakersfield caught fire Tuesday afternoon

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 21:58:26-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif - An iconic old dive bar in East Bakersfield caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

Amestoy's on the Hill over River Boulevard caught fire just before 4 p.m.

It is not clear what caused the fire and crews said there have been several fires there in the last few months.

The Bakersfield City Fire Department Battalion Chief Public Information Officer Michael Walkley shined some light on the situation during an interview with 23abc.

Bakersfield City Fire Department Public Information Officer Michael Walkley Interview

Amestoy's has been a staple of the community. The bar opened back in 1948 but closed its doors last summer.