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Three men flee from a home explosion in Southwest Bakersfield

Posted at 8:39 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 20:23:49-05

BAKERSFIELD, CA.  — The Bakersfield Police Department has released information on the three people who fled from a home explosion in the 11000 block of Privet Place in Southwest Bakersfield on Tuesday afternoon.

A 59-year-old man suffered moderate burn injuries, while a 38-year-old man received moderate to major burn injuries. An 18-year-old man was detained, but did not have any injuries.

The damage of the explosion was $450,000 according to the Bakersfield Fire Department.

Arson units are still investigating the cause of the fire and there are currently no suspects in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.