Fire Department responds to fire in East Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Firefighters responded to a home fire in East Bakersfield on Tuesday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a structure has caught fire at the corner of King and Grace Streets, near Jefferson Park. The smoke could be seen from Downtown Bakersfield.

Bakersfield Fire Department said the fire started in the backyard of the home at 725 Grace Street. The fire spread throughout the yard and burned the cars and trailer parked on the property.

The fire had already begun to spread to the neighboring properties when first responders arrived on scene. One neighbor had the blaze consume their fence and encroach on their yard while the other neighbor had a cinderblock fence which protected their home from most of the flames.

BFD confirmed no one was injured from this fire. It took about one-and-a-half hours to put the fire out. The fire could be seen for miles across Bakersfield.

Neighbors have been asked to leave their homes for 24 hours because of the air quality left by the blaze.

17 News was the only station to get images and video of the immediate aftermath of the scene as firefighters put out the blaze.

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