Residents from South Taft were able to evacuate their home safely after an electrical fire got started thanks to a working smoke detector.
At 9:09 p.m. on Thursday the Kern County Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire on F Street in Taft.
When they arrived they saw smoke coming out of the attic of a single family residence. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and salvage some of the residents belongings.
There were no injuries to firefighters as a result of the fire.