Bakersfield Fire Department investigating suspicious house fire

Bakersfield Fire Department responds to a suspicious house fire in southwest Bakersfield, Calif., Dec. 25, 2017. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

The Bakersfield Fire Department is investigating a suspicious house fire in southwest Bakersfield.

The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on Stockdale Highway near Ashe Road.

Crews worked quickly to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes.

The fire started inside of the chimney, despite the fact the fireplace does not work, according to the BFD.

The fire caused around $20,000 in property damage, the BFD said.

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