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One person found dead inside East Bakersfield apartment that caught fire

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 18:34:20-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A person was found dead inside an apartment that caught fire Friday, according to the Bakersfield Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to an apartment fire in East Bakersfield at 1011 Lake Street on Feb. 12 at 7:21 p.m. Upon arrival they reported light smoke coming from a bedroom window located on the building’s first floor.

Firefighters were able to knock out the flames. After searching a small room they found the victim.

BFD determined that the fire was accidental.

A cause of death was not immediately available.