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Closer look at the damage the Way Fire caused

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- A washer and dryer, bed frame, and smoldering rubble, remnants of a structure that Monday stood tall on Mar Vista Drive.
/ Source: KGET-TV

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- A washer and dryer, bed frame, and smoldering rubble, remnants of a structure that Monday stood tall on Mar Vista Drive.

Capt. Derek Tisinger, Kern County Fire Department, "we never like to have any structures destroyed by fire we try our best to save as many as we can unfortunately sometimes we can't do enough."

From our survived at least five structures in area that burned as the way fire engulfed Wofford Heights Monday afternoon.

"Others had luck on their side as the flames burned feet from the home avoiding total devastation."

Tisinger added.  "We gave it our best effort and we are proud at the structures that we saved."

Crews say they're pleased the fire's leveled off overnight.

Tisinger, says "It's good news it's slowed down significantly when you figure it took 3000 acres in the first 9 to 10 hours."

But crews say getting through Tuesday afternoon will be the challenge.

As flames still burn on three fronts, to the north east and west.

As the fire comes over the ridge, threatening Kernville with the same fate as these homes on Mar Vista Drive.

Tisinger adds. "At this point we are planning for the worst and hoping for the best."

This fire is zero percent contained.

Kern County Fire crews are asking those in the upper Wofford Heights and Kernville areas to be on standby for emergency evacuations.