Bakersfield Fire Department starts house fire for training

A house was engulfed in flames Saturday on Downing Avenue near Coffee Road.

This was no accidental fire. it was set on fire purposely by the Bakersfield Fire Department for a training exercise.

There were many Eyewitness News viewers taking photos and filming the event, as the fire department put out the fire. At one point, the firefighters gathered for a group photo in front of the burning house.