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  • Fire damages South Taft home

  • Blaze breaks out about 10:30 p.m. Friday. Cause under investigation
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      Asher fire
  • Fire caused extensive damage to a vacant South Taft house Friday night.
    Kern County firefighters had the blaze knocked down in just a few minutes, but it had already caused $20,000 damage to the 1,200-square foot single-family residence on the 200 block of Asher Avenue.
    The KCFD listed the save to the structure at $40,000.
    Dispatchers received multiple calls of the a structure fire at about 10:30 p.m. and arriving firefighters found the structure about 50 percent involved in flames when they arrived a few minutes later.
    Firefighters responded with four engines and a truck and had 14 personnel on the scene.
    It took about two hours for mopup.
    The cause is under investigation.
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