Oildale home scorched by flames

OILDALE, Calif. -- A home was half-engulfed in flames when fire crews first responded to the 500 block of Washington Avenue in Oildale Saturday afternoon, fire officials said.

The fire broke out just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and quickly spread throughout the home. Firefighters battling the flames had to take extra precautions because of some downed power lines in the area.

Emergency crews were able to contain the fire, however the home sustained an estimated $50,000 worth of damages.

Fire officials did not report injuries related to this fire. They have opened an investigation into the cause of the fire.