Firefighters respond to structure fire in downtown Bakersfield

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UPDATE (4/9 2 p.m.) — Fire officials say one firefighter was injured while battling the downtown blaze. They were taken to a hospital for treatment of 2nd and 3rd degree burns to the ear and cheek.

Investigators say the fire spread to the unoccupied house from a dumpster. The arson investigation team is continuing to look into the cause.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Firefighters responded to a structure fire early this morning in downtown Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield Fire Department said the fire broke out just after 3 a.m. inside a home that was under construction on 17th and D streets. Several engines were on scene as firefighters battled the blaze, which also spread to several nearby trash bins.

No injuries have been reported as of early this morning. This article will be updated if more information becomes available.

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