Fire claims local home

Fire claims local homeFirefighters mop up the scene of a house fire on the 700 block of North Wildflower Street on Wednesday. According to Kern County Fire Department officials who responded to the incident, the home was a total loss. The sole occupant survived unharmed, though several pets are believed to have perished in the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2017-12-15