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Saturday, Oct 19 2013 11:58 AM

Garage fire apparently started by kids playing with matches

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

SHAFTER -- Juveniles playing with matches started a garage fire at a house in the 800 block of Albert Street about 6 p.m. Friday, accordign to the Kern County Fire Department.

The garage was fully involved when crews arrived.

A total of 20 firefighters, assisted by Shafter Police, attacked the blaze. One person who had attempted quell the flames with a fire extinguisher was treated for minor burns to the arms and taken to a local hospital.

The fire caused about $50,000 damage to the garage.

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind parents to teach children about fire safety.

Information can be found about the KCFD Juvenile Fire Setter Program on our website or calling Fire Department HQ at 661-391-7000

-- Kern County Fire Department

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