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Body found in Lamont building fire according to KCFD

Kern County Fire Department battles vacant building fire in Lamont
Posted at 7:27 AM, Dec 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-31 16:27:09-05

LAMONT, Calif. (KERO) — Update:
Kern County Fire Department confirmed finding a deceased body in structure fire Friday morning. The building was Casa Lopez restaurant
and has been vacant.

KCFD is still looking into what caused they fire.

The Kern County Fire Department battled a two-alarm vacant building fire Friday morning in Lamont.

KCFD went to the scene near Panama Lane at about 4 a.m. Traffic was blocked off on Panama Lane at Weedpatch Highway and Stobaugh Street to battle the fire.

More than a dozen county fire units, including seven engines were called out. Now, just two remain to mop up and try to put out hotspots.

According to the fire department there have been no injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as information becomes available.