Kern County Fire responded to calls about smoke in the downtown area of Lamont early on Wednesday.
Around 9:45 a.m. reports of smoke at a multi-business strip mall on Main Street were made.
Crews began the evacuation of the strip mall as they assessed the situation.
The fire was stopped and a total of $480,000 in structure value was saved. Kern County Fire reported that a there was a total of $20,000 in structure value lost.