- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Kern County authorities say a man and four children were hospitalized after flames ripped through a home west of Bakersfield.

KBAK-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1VzF6qn) the blaze was reported early Tuesday at the single story house in the Derby Acres area.

The man was airlifted to a hospital with significant burns. The four children were treated for smoke inhalation.

Officials say arriving crews found flames coming from the home’s living room. The cause is under investigation.

Damage is estimated at about $80,000.

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Information from: KBAK-TV, https://www.bakersfieldnow.com/


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