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Lamont neighborhood without power after fire damages power pole

Posted: 9:33 AM, Jun 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-17 16:42:26Z

A neighborhood in Lamont is without power after a fire destroyed a home and damaged a power pole Sunday morning.

Around 12:15 a.m., Kern County fire responded to a house fire on Santa Rosa Avenue, near Main Street. Fire crews found a single-story fully engulfed in flames.

According to KCFD, crews were able to put out the fire and limit the damage to under $5,000. The house was a total loss.

Officials add that spread of the fire also damaged a power pole. The neighborhood east of Main Street and north of Di Giorgio Road will be without power for the next 24 hours.

PG&E is on scene working repairing the damage.