BAKERSFIELD (CBSLA) – A television news station in Bakersfield was evacuated when a car caught fire just outside its building late Sunday night.
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The incident occurred at about 11 p.m. during a newscast at KGET-TV in downtown Bakersfield, forcing the evacuation of the station.
A Bakersfield police spokesperson told reporters that Bakersfield Fire Department crews responded and extinguished the blaze.READ MORE: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
A short while later, a suspect was detained in connection with the blaze.
“It does appear the fire was set intentionally,” Bakersfield Police Sgt. Sean Morphis said.
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A possible motive for the fire was not confirmed. A bomb squad was also on scene.