BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Firefighters battled a raging house fire on Amador Avenue, near the fairgrounds Monday night.
Bakersfield Fire Department said the fire started around 9 p.m. and it’s not the first time the house has burned. The home has been under construction for 30 years. The last fire took place a few weeks ago, while the first fire at the home happened two months ago.
According to Bakersfield Fire Department Fire Captain Tim Ortiz, the structure was empty and unsecured when the fire broke out. Owners of the home are living in a trailer located on the property.
As a safety precaution, fire crews checked the five neighboring roofs due to the ember cast, however, no other structures were damaged.
Arson investigators are looking into the case. No witnesses have stepped forward, however, BFD said the area is frequented by transients.