Large structure on Buchanan burns

Kern County firefighters have battled two fires at midday in Taft.

The first broke out just after in a wooden garage in the 300 block of San Emidio Street about 12:40 p.m.

After firefighters had that fire knocked down, a second, larger fire broke out in a house on the 200 block of Buchanan Street in Ford City.

At least five engines, with support personnel, are on scene of the fire in a large home.

Heavy smoke poured from the house as firefighters arrived and flames soon started coming from the rear.

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