On December 15, 2022, at approximately 3:30 pm, the Kern County Fire Department received a report of a structure fire in the area of North Chester and China Grade Loop. While en route, firefighters saw a large column of black smoke north of the original location. When Kern County Firefighters arrived at the intersection of Alvin Way and Ashworth Rd, they found a large metal building and debris around the building on fire. Four engines, one ladder truck, one water tender, one paramedic squad, and two chief officers were assigned to the fire. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and keep the fire from spreading to oil tanks, tires, and vehicles. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.