A Rosedale Highway metal building shop caught on fire around 10 p.m. Saturday, threatening a single-family residence south of the fire, a news release from the Kern County Fire Department said. 

There was one minor injury due to smoke inhalation, and several cars being stored in the shop were damaged by the fire, the Kern County Fire Department said. 

The Fire Department reported to the 17000 block of Rosedale Highway just after 10 p.m., immediately and aggressively attacking the fire, despite the lack of water supply in the immediate area. 

Firefighters forced entry into the shop by cutting holes on the side of the building, allowing them to get water on the fire and save a nearby travel trailer and the single-family home, the Fire Department said. 

The fire was estimated to have $12,000 worth of structural damage on the shop, but about $250,000 of structure value was saved, the Fire Department said. Twenty-fire personnel were on scene with assistance from Hall Ambulance and the Bakersfield Fire Department, the news release said. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, the Kern County Fire Department said.

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