Firefighter injures ankle battling vacant home fire in Northeast Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Bakersfield firefighter took a fall and was injured while putting out a fire at a vacant home Monday night in Northeast Bakersfield.

City and county firefighters were called to a fire at the home at Goodman and North Kern streets just before 8 p.m.

During the firefight, a firefighter fell and severely sprained his ankle Bakersfield Fire Department Battalion chief Casey Snow said Tuesday.

The fire was eventually put out at the home. It was reported to be vacant by the owners who have previously reported issues with squatters, officials said Monday night.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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