Front end engulfed when firefighters arrive

Fire burned a minivan in Taft Heights Thursday afternoon.

The vehicle caught fire on A street near Lexington Avenue. about 1 p.m.

Clouds of light brown smoke turned to black as the flames enveloped the engine compartment and front half of the van
The tires exploded just before Kern County firefighters arrived.

The fire was quickly knocked down.

There were no injuries.