BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Two people were able to escape from a burning home on Player Court Friday night in east Bakersfield. One of them was hospitalized with severe burns.

Emergency crews were called to a home on Player Court near Highland Knolls Drive and Fairfax Road at around 7:45 p.m.

Kern County Fire Department Division Chief Cary Wright said emergency responders received reports of two people inside the home and rushed to the scene.

Wright said one man was found outside the home and was taken to a hospital for treatment of severe burns. His condition was not immediately known. A second person was pulled from inside the home.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known and is under investigation.