Vacant double-wide had been used by transients before it burned, neighbors said
One firefighter suffered a minor burn injury Wednesday afternoon fighting a fire in a South Taft house that was supposed to be vacant.
The firefighter suffered a small second degree burn, according to the Kern County Fire Department.
The firefighter was examined and treated at the scene by Hall Ambulance but will remain on duty.
The fire was reported at 3:30 p.m. in a double-wide mobile home on 300 block of Lierly Avenue.
Flames and heavy smoke were coming from the structure by the time firefighters arrived.
The fire also spread to a nearby outbuilding, causing some exterior damage.
The house was supposed to be vacant, but neighbors said it was used transients.
Battalion Chief Mike Slayton said the cause is under investigation and the KCFD would be talking to neighbors to see if more information about who might be responsible can be obtained.
The fire was knocked down in about 30 minutes. Four engines and a ladder truck responded to the fire.