Two kittens were rescued following a mobile home fire in California City on Sunday, fire officials said.
Emergency crews were called out to the blaze on Camp Fire Drive and found the home engulfed in flames.
No one was home at the time, but crews found two kittens suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.
The cats were treated by fire crews and are now being prepared for adoption.
Anyone interested in adopting the kittens should contact California City Animal Control at 760-373-8606.
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On Sunday, August 14, 2016, at about 6:47pm, California City Fire Rescue wasdispatched to a reinforced structure fire at 171 Camp Fire Dr. in California City.Medic Engine 190, Command 190, and an Arson Investigator responded. ME190arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire coming from a single-wide mobilehome. Firefighters attempted to enter the structure but noticed most of the floor hadburned away and there was heavy smoke and fire inside which prevented entry. Theyestablished a defensive attack of the fire. Firefighters were challenged by extremelyhot weather and gusty winds which threatened neighboring homes.Firefighters eventually gained access into the building and completed a primarysearch for victims. They did not locate any humans but were able to rescue twokittens that were next to the fire. They were suffering from burn injury, and hadsmoke inhalation. Firefighters Ozzy Guerrero and Jonathan Mielkus provided firstaid to the kittens while they recovered from the fire. The kittens were turned over toAnimal Control and are doing much better now. On August 15th, the kittens weretransferred to an animal rescue group that will raise them until they are old enough tobe adopted. Anyone interested in adopting the kittens can contact California CityAnimal Control at 760-373-8606 for further details.Firefighters continued the overhaul process and initiated the fire investigation. Therewere no injuries to civilian or firefighting personnel. The cause of the fire remainsunder investigation. Approximately seventy-five percent of the structure sufferedmajor damage from the fire.We would like to thank the assisting agencies including the Kern County FireDepartment, Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department, California City PoliceDepartment, California City Animal Control, and Hall Ambulance.