BAKERSFIELD (CBSLA) – A television news station in Bakersfield was evacuated when a car caught fire just outside its building late Sunday night.
The incident occurred at about 11 p.m. during a newscast at KGET-TV in downtown Bakersfield, forcing the evacuation of the station.READ MORE: Hot Dog On A Stick's Offering 75-Cent Dogs On April 24 For 75th Anniversary
A Bakersfield police spokesperson told reporters that Bakersfield Fire Department crews responded and extinguished the blaze.
A short while later, a suspect was detained in connection with the blaze.READ MORE: Beverly Grove Homeless Encampment Cleared, But Residents Say Problems With Crime Have Not Gone Away
“It does appear the fire was set intentionally,” Bakersfield Police Sgt. Sean Morphis said.
The suspect was not identified. There were no injuries.MORE NEWS: LA Animal Services Offering Reduced And Waived Fees For Pit Bulls, Cats
A possible motive for the fire was not confirmed. A bomb squad was also on scene.