BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Monday, just after midnight, the Kern County Emergency Communications Center began receiving multiple reports of a fire at a commercial building. A reinforced structure fire response was dispatched. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fire located toward the rear of the structure in the garage. Within ten minutes of arriving, firefighters were able to declare a knockdown of the fire and complete primary and secondary searches for potential victims inside. The quick knockdown of the fire limited fire damage to the garage. The business involved is a tax preparation company. While on scene firefighters assisted the property owner with relocating documents to a secure area elsewhere in the building.
The investigation remains open. Anyone with information that may assist fire investigators with this case is encouraged to call 1-877-FIRE-TIP.