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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Update: Dustin Acres fire causes $100,000 damage

  • Cause still under investigation

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  • The fire that destroyed a Dustin Acres home caused $100,000 damage, Kern County Fire Department spokesman George Baker said.
    The fire was reported at 10:23 a.m.
    Arriving firefighters found the 2,000 square foot  structure at 27961 ½  Highway 119 75 percent engulfed in flames with fire.
    Downed power lines near the house, which was several hundred feet east of Highway 119 , hampered firefighting efforts.
    Firefighters stayed out of the home because of the danger of a roof collapse.
    The fire was finally knocked down about an hour after it broke out
    There was also a lack of a nearby water supply.
    Five engines, a ladder truck and a water tender were sent to the scene of the fire.
    Firefighters were able to save a nearby boat and farm equipment.
    There were no injuries.?The cause is under investigation.
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