Oildale

Bedridden man dies in house fire

Bedridden man dies in house fire »Play Video

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Firefighters responded to a call at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning on Lincoln Avenue in Oildale, where they found a bedridden man trapped in a converted garage that was engulfed in flames.

The man, 54-year-old Johnnie Royce McAlester, was transported to San Joaquin Community Hospital, where he later died.

According to authorities, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.