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KCFD responds to fire that leaves one victim hospitalized

Posted at 10:50 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 13:39:52-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A man is recovering in the hospital after suffering burn injuries in a brush near the intersection of Chester Ave and W Columbus St.

According to the Kern County Fire Department, a report of a fire at Beardsley and North Chester Avenues came in around 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

KCFD said as crews worked to extinguish the flames, one of the evacuated men ran back into the fire area against safety warnings from fire crews. Firefighters were able to get the man out but said he suffered life-threatening injuries.

The man was taken to the hospital where his condition is unknown at this time.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a warming fire that spread to nearby brush.