Fire did not spread to building

There were a few tense moments when a truck caught fire under a structure at Topper's Motel just before 2 p.m. on Thursday.

The 1980s Chevy Silverado truck was in the entry into the motel courtyard on the 100 block of East Kern when it caught fire, but the fire did not spread to the structure.

It was quickly extinguished by Kern County firefighters, although they did have to use a saw to cut through the hood to get access to the burning engine compartment.