Duplex on D Street damaged Wednesday night

Kern County Fire Department arson investigators were called back toTaft Wednesday night for yet another suspicious fire.

This fire broke out about 8:30 p.m. at a vacant duplex in the 200 block of D Street.

Light smoke was coming from the structure as firefighters arrived.

Damage was kept to a minimum, although firefighters did have to cut through the exterior of the building to check for extension of the flames into the walls.

Wednesday's fire was less than a block away from a much more destructive fire just five days earlier. On Oct. 13, fire destroyed two houses and damaged a third on th 200 block of Philippine.

It was also the latest in a string of fires that have broken out in vacant and abandoned homes in the Taft area in the past month.