A building in the industrial area of central Bakersfield has been destroyed by fire. A plume of smoke was seen from a fire station before 7:00 Monday night, and they followed it to a row of metal commercial buildings. Fire crews were able to keep the flames away from a cabinet shop located right next to the burning building, there is no damage estimate yet and the cause is being investigated. It’s unclear if the flattened building was being used as a business at the time.

Sean Michael Lisle