Incident Name: Kern Street Shafter Incident
Incident Time: 7:04:00 pm
Incident Date: 07-22-2014
Incident Location: 600 Block Kern Street, Shafter
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used: 4 Engines, 3 Overhead


Structure Fire - 600 Block of Kern Street, Shafer

Current Situation: The Kern County Fire Department received a report of an apartment fire on Kern Street in Shafter, CA. A reinforce alarm was requested while crews were en route to the incident, due to smoke being visible through the windows. Upon arrival, fire crews forced the door to the involved apartment and extinguished the fire. Firefighters began a search of the unit and found a total of 11 cats. 7 of the 11 cats were rescued and tended to on scene using animal oxygen masks. Crews ventilated the remaining smoke from the unit with the use of power fans. The fire was under control within 10 minutes of fire crews arrival.

Cooperating Agencies: Shafter Police Department, Shafter Animal Control, and Shafter Building Department.

Additional Information: The cats were placed in the care of the Shafter Animal Control





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