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KCFD: Unattended candle caused business to catch fire

Posted: 6:07 PM, Feb 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-22 02:07:10Z

A candle left unattended caused a business at a strip mall in Lamont to go up in smoke, the Kern County Fire Department said Wednesday.

 

The fire started around 9:45 a.m. in a business at a commercial strip mall on Main Street.

 

The fire was quickly knocked down and the fire was contained to the primary business.

 

No injuries were reported. 

 

Damage was estimated at $20,000, but firefighters say they managed to save the rest of the businesses in the strip mall, valued at $480,000.
 

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind the public that any unattended open flame can be dangerous and cause damage or injury.