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KCFD battling house fire in SW Bakersfield

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Posted at 10:12 PM, May 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 02:49:11-04

Kern County Fire Department is battling a blaze in southwest Bakersfield. 

Officials said a house caught is on fire in the 9000 block of Ellashosh St., near south H and Hosking Ave.

It started just before 10 p.m. Officials found three children and a woman outside of the home. 

The children were taken to the hospital as a precaution. 

Firefighters say the blaze started after the homeowner fell asleep smoking. There were no working smoke detectors in the home.