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Nine people displaced by apartment fire started by gas leak

Posted at 4:05 AM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 07:05:56-04

The Bakersfield Fire Department says nine people were displaced from their homes early Wednesday morning after a gas leak started a fire in East Bakersfield. 

BFD says the fire started just before 1:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on Lake Street near Haley Street. They say it damaged a single unit, but a handful of other units were left without power. PG&E was on scene trying to restore services though out the morning. 

BFD says $50-to-$60,000 in damage was caused by the fire.They have said is was accidental due to the gas leak.