6th Street Incident

 
Incident Name: 6th Street Incident
Incident Time:

11:43:00 a.m.

Incident Date: 10-07-2018
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Agencies Assigned: Engines 33, 31, 34, 37; Safety Officer 5; PIO; Battalions 4, 6
Cause: Candles
Injuries: None
Structure Value Lost: $150,000
Structure Value Saved: n/a
Total Personnel: 16

McFarland, CA

At 11:43 a.m. the Kern County Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 300 block of 6th Street. Crews arrived on scene to find a rapidly developing fire in a single family home. Crews initiated a defensive attack of the fire and protected nearby exposures. Residents of the home reported a candle was burning in the bedroom initially involved in fire. No working smoke detectors were installed in the home. Six residents are displaced and the Red Cross was contacted to assist the family. One resident was transported to a nearby hospital for injuries sustained while exiting the home during the fire.

Assisting Agencies: California Department of Corrections Engine 937, Red Cross

The Kern County Fire Department reminds all members of the community to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every six months.

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