Two Rescued from Early Morning Fire in Central Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, CA (April 18, 2024)Firefighters and police officers in Bakersfield conducted a daring rescue early Wednesday, saving two individuals from a burning building at 1111 California Ave. 

 

The incident occurred around 3:18 a.m., where officers had to breach a boarded-up entrance to reach the victims inside.

 

The Bakersfield Fire Department reported that one person suffered a laceration on the arm while the other experienced smoke inhalation. Quick action by the officers included the application of a tourniquet and providing initial care until firefighters could take over. The fire was successfully extinguished within 20 minutes, and no other individuals were found in the building.

 

The cause of the Central Bakersfield fire is still under investigation, with no immediate indications of its origin. The Kern County Fire Department also provided assistance, ensuring that no firefighters were injured. This rescue was part of a busier night for the fire crews, who responded to multiple fires in central Bakersfield post-midnight.

In events such as this, legal assistance may be necessary to address potential liabilities and insurance claims. RTM Law Firm is available to help those affected by fire-related incidents to recover losses and manage legal proceedings.

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