A fire, apparently sparked by a electrical panel, at the IKEA distribution center in the Tejon industrial park south of Bakersfield seriously injured a worker Sunday, the Kern County Fire Department reported.
Fire units responding to a noon call found the million square-foot warehouse filled with smoke and the fire sprinklers activated and flowing water into an electrical room.
Witness told firefighters that a contractor was working on an electrical panel when it flashed and started the fire.
Firefighters found two injured workers. One with severe burns to the head and face who was sent to a local hospital and another who refused treatment, a news release said.
The fire control system extinguished the blaze. The cause was still under investigation.