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Firefighters help people after 'bug bomb' goes off in home

Firefighters help people after 'bug bomb' goes off in home
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Kern County firefighters were called to help people after a "bug bomb" was set off in their home on El Palacio Drive, near South Oswell Street.

A woman set off the insecticide fogger and then left for work, a fire official said. Three people were still in the home sleeping, either with the woman's knowledge or without.

Two people left the house on their own, but firefighters had to escort a third person from the house. That man suffered minor throat irritation, according to the fire official.

The names of the people involved were withheld.