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Pickup truck fire at Holland and Lyons Mortuary Monday

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On Monday afternoon, Ridgecrest Police and Kern County Fire were dispatched to report a vehicle fire in the parking lot of Holland and Lyons Mortuary in Ridgecrest.  On arrival, the Police deployed a dry chemical fire extinguisher, which did not affect the fire. Firefighters deployed a 1-inch hard hand line to extinguish the front of the vehicle and minimize the fire in the shrubs beside it. Firefighters utilized the rotary saw to gain access to the engine compartment. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is unknown.