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Incident Name: Sonic Incident
Incident Time:

2:35:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 8-18-2019
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Responding Agencies: Engine 53
Cause: Under Investigation
Structure Value Saved:  $1,000,000
Structure Value Lost: $5,000
Cause: Under Investigation
Total Personnel: 3

Bakersfield, CA

At approximately 2:35p.m. this afternoon the Kern County Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at the Sonic Drive in the 3000 block of Taft Highway. The first crew arrived on scene and reported a fire in the trash can in the women's restroom.  Quick actions by the employees to keep the door shut contained the spread of the fire to the bathroom only, and initial crews were able to fully extinguish the fire within minutes of arrival.  The fire was determined to be started by a homeless person seen recently in the area, Kern County Fire Arson is currently investigating the fire.

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