South Taft, CA – On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 3:42 p.m., the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a structure fire in an abandoned 1,000 square foot single-family dwelling in the 100 block of Rose Avenue. A reinforced structure response was started by dispatchers. The first arriving crew encountered heavy smoke and fire throughout the house. Fire crews deployed hose lines controlling the fire in under 30 minutes.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Evidence of squatters was found. KCFD reminds residents to report squatters to local law enforcement.