Incident Name: River Incident
Incident Time: 3:42:00 pm
Incident Date: 06-09-2015
Incident Location:

River Bottom, South West of the

Golden State Bridge

Incident Type: River Bottom Fire
Resources Used:

Engine 64; Patrols 64, 61, 66; 

Battalion 6; Fire Investigation Unit;

Information 1; BFD Engines 1, 301

Personnel: 15


Oildale, CA

Just before 3:45 PM this afternoon, the Kern County Fire Department received multiple calls for a fire in the Kern River Bottom of Oildale, southwest of the Golden State Avenue bridge. First arriving crews encountered a developed fire in brush and trees approximately 1/8 acre in size. The fire grew to approximately 1/4 acre in size before crews were able to contain it. There were no reported injuries.

Meanwhile, callers were able to provide a description of a group of teenage boys that were leaving the area, walking southbound on Golden State Avenue. Arriving KCFD Fire Investigators were able to locate and detain 5 teenage boys (two age 13, and three age 14) that matched this description. The teenagers admitted to lighting the fire with matches and a lighter. Investigators transported one of the 13 year olds to Kern County Juvenile Hall. The other four teenagers were returned to their parents and have been referred to the Juvenile Justice System.

Evacuations: None

Road Closure: None

Assisting Agencies: Bakersfield Fire Department





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