Tehachapi Incident

Incident Name: Tehachapi Incident
Incident Time: 2:45:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 7-16-2017
Incident Type: Grass Fire
Incident Location:

13000 block of Tehachapi Boulevard

Equipment Assigned:

KCFD Six type 3 and type 6 Engines; 1 Helicopter; 1 Battalion Chiefs; 2 Bulldozers; 2 water tenders

Personnel:

30

 

Tehachapi, CA

Shorty before 2:50 p.m. on Sunday, the Kern County Fire Department was notified of a possible fire burning in the 13000 block of Tehachapi Blvd. Due to difficult fire conditions a full wildland response was started.  First arriving crews encountered a fire on the property of the Tehachapi Landfill.  The fire started in a large pile of trash and had spread to a pile of wood chips with an exposure to the east side of the property. Several spot fires were started from flying embers in a wildland area east of the property. Nearby houses were briefly threatened. Bulldozers and aggressive firefighting tactics were used to protect the wildland area to the east and stop those fires. A deep seated fire, windy conditions and water supply issues were hampering firefighting efforts on site.

In all 30 firefighters from Kern County and assisting agencies are on scene. Crews will remain on scene for several hours before being turned over to employees. The fire is expected to burn for several days. The cause of the fire is under investigation

Evacuations: None - No immediate threat to homes

Closures: None

 Assisting Agencies: Wasco State Prison E931 & CHP

Additional Information: The Kern County Fire Department reminds the public to maintain a defensible space around your property.   

 

 

 

           

    

              

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