Highway 58 Incident

Incident Name: Highway 58 Incident
Incident Time: 11:26:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 1-12-2018
Incident Type: Vehicle Fire
Equipment Assigned: Engines 45, 54, 11; Water Tender 11; Battalion 4
Cause: Semi Truck Brake Fire
Injuries: None
Total Personnel: 11

Bakersfield,  CA

The Kern County Fire Department received reports of a vehicle fire involving a semi truck on Westbound Highway 58. First arriving personnel encountered a tractor trailer fire, the tractor fully involved in flames and extending into the trailer. The Truck was carrying produce and charcoal.

Crews utilized rotary metal cutting saws to gain access into the trailer to extinguish the fire. Fire crews prevented fire extending into grass adjacent to the roadway.

Additional Information: The Kern County Fire Department wishes to advise drivers to exercise caution on the roadway.  Steep grades present extra hazards to vehicles and the public.  Slow down and save a life.

Assisting Agencies: California Highway Patrol and the Kern County Environmental Health Department

                                     

    

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