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Person pulled from burning apartment

An abandoned apartment that caught fire early Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, is seen on Cooper Avenue in Oildale, Calif. (Photo from Kern County Fire Department)

A person was pulled from a burning, abandoned apartment Thursday morning in Oildale.

The Kern County Fire Department said the person was taken to a hospital after CPR was given. The person, who wasn't described, suffered smoke inhalation, the Fire Department said.

The apartment on Cooper Avenue was filled with heavy smoke, and flames were coming from a bedroom when firefighters arrived.

The firefighters used a chainsaw to get into the building, which had been boarded up.

The Fire Department said the cause of the fire is under investigation.


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