Fire burns outbuilding next to closed bank

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Firefighters at scene of fire  in outbuilding on 300 block of Kern Street Monday evening.

Kern County firefighters extinguished a fire that destroyed an outbuilding behind an abandoned house on the 300 block of Kern Street next to the closed Chase Bank branch Monday evening.

The fire broke out at 6:46 p.m. and sent a large column of smoke over downtown for a short time.

The fire was  under control quickly and contained to the outbuilding without only minor damage to the main house.

Firefighter hoses burning building from parking lot net door.
Small structure was engulfed when firefighters arrived