30 people displaced after apartment fire in Lamont

The Kern County Fire Department responded to a reinforced structure fire in Lamont that broke out around 7 p.m....

Posted: Dec 31, 2017 5:30 PM
Updated: Dec 31, 2017 5:30 PM

The Kern County Fire Department responded to a reinforced structure fire in Lamont that broke out around 7 p.m.

The fire was at 10401 San Diego Street at the Vintage Apartments.

Multiple fire engines responded. When crews arrived on scene, an eight unit, two-story apartment building had flames barreling out of six of the units.

Fire crews pulled hose lines and forced entry into the apartments to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and perform a search of the home, confirming no one was inside.

There were no injuries to firefighters as a result of the fire.

Officials said 30 people are displaced and are being sent to the Red Cross for assistance.

The total damage from the fire was estimated at $300,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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