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Thursday, Aug 29 2013 05:14 PM

Fire damages downtown church

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Bakersfield City Firefighters are quick to respond to a fire at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church on 17th and O Street in Bakersfield Thursday. According to the Bakersfield Fire Department incident report the cause of the fire appears to be due to a malfunctioning air conditioning unit.

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A malfunctioning air-conditioning unit caused a fire at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church in downtown Bakersfield Thursday afternoon.

Bakersfield firefighters said the blaze caused $75,000 in damage. There were no injuries.

Firefighters responded to the church at 3:28 p.m. at 17th and O streets and saw fire coming from the northeast side of the building. The fire was brought under control in 41 minutes.

-- The Californian

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