Kitchen catches fire, occupants evacuate

Fire damaged a Ford City home Thursday evening.
The blaze broke out at 5:20 p.m. in the 300 block of Tyler and resulted in heavy fire damage to the kitchen of the home and smoke damage throughout.
Kern County Fire Department Battalion Chief John Savarese said the occupants noticed a fire in the kitchen and fled the house.
Arriving firefighters found flames coming out a side window and heavy smoke throughout the house.
The fire was knocked down in about 15 minutes.Engines from Taft, Maricopa and Fellows and a truck from Taft responded to the fire.