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KCFD puts out fire in empty grass lot in east Bakersfield

Posted: 5:06 AM, May 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-16 12:06:30Z

Kern County Fire crews put out a fire in an empty lot early Wednesday morning in east Bakersfield. 

KCFD said the call came in at 3:55 a.m. of a fire in an empty grass lot at 601 Burnette Drive, near Virginia Avenue County Park.

Fire crews put out the half-acre fire in just a few minutes. The flames thankfully missed the park, nearby homes, and Mt. Vernon Elementary School, KCFD said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.