A dog was saved but a firefighter was injured in a residence fire in Taft on Saturday morning.
The Kern County Fire Department said that at around 2 a.m., it received a call about a home on fire in the 1000 block of Standard St. When firefighters arrived, they found that about half of the house was on fire and that it threatened multiple buildings and a vehicle.
There were no occupants in the home at the time firefighters arrived. However, the department said firefighters did rescue one dog. The occupants, who were at the scene, were checked for smoke inhalation but no one accepted treatment.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire after arriving on the scene, the department said. However, the department said one firefighter was injured during the operation when he fell about three feet through flooring that had been weakened by the fire. He had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and has since been released.
The residence was seriously damaged in the fire, with an estimated $60,000 in property loss, according to KCFD.