|Incident Name:||Lincoln Incident|
|Incident Time:||1:45:00 a.m.|
|Incident Location:||300 block of Lincoln Avenue|
|Incident Type:||Structure Fire|
KCFD Engines 63, 64, 66; Truck 41, 65; Battalion 6; Safety Officer; PIO
Bakersfield Fire Engines 1, 2; Truck 1; Battalions 1, 2
At 1:45 AM, a reinforced structure fire alarm was dispatched to the 300-block of Lincoln Avenue for multiple reports of a two-story duplex on fire. The first engines on scene attacked the fire from the front as well as from a narrow alley to the rear. Firefighters searched the building and confirmed nobody was still inside. The attic of the duplex was fully involved in fire and an additional alarm, consisting of two engines, a ladder truck, and another Battalion Chief, responded to assist. The fire was completely extinguished by 2:30 AM. Damage is estimated at
The single occupant of the duplex stated that he fell asleep while cooking food on the stove. Fortunately, he was alerted by his dog and made it out of the burning building, but not before suffering injuries from smoke inhalation. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents to make sure that they have working smoke detectors installed in their home.
Assisting Agencies: Bakersfield Fire Department, Kern County Building Department, PG&E