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Southwest Bakesrfield apartment fire damages four units, causes up to $500k in damage

Posted at 3:31 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 18:31:45-04

A fire ripped through an apartment complex in Southwest Bakersfield on Tuesday, damaging several units and causing up to a half-million dollars in damage.

The fire broke out at around 12:30 p.m. in the area of Parker Avenue and Stine Road. Fire crews arrived to find a six-unit complex with heavy smoke showing.

Investigators say the flames were able to get into a common attic, which may have helped spread the fire.

Four units sustained major damage and the other two units suffered minor damage. The damage as a result of the fire is estimated to be up to $500,000, according to Bakersfield Fire Department Battalion Chief Anthony Galagaza.

No one was injured in the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.