RIDGECREST, Calif., Just before 10:00 pm Tuesday night, Kern County firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the 300 block of W Church Ave. Smoke could be seen from a distance while responding and firefighters encountered an outbuilding well involved with fire, threatening a nearby home upon arrival. An aggressive attack was made on the fire, to protect the threatened home, while other firefighters entered the home to complete victim searches. An “All Clear” was confirmed, no persons were found inside the home during victim searches. Firefighters continued with fire suppression and inspections for fire extension in ceilings, walls, and attic of the home. The coordinated efforts of firefighters on scene achieved a quick knockdown of the fire and spared the home from significant possible fire damage. The cause of the fire is undetermined. No injuries reported.
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