Incident Name: Eucalyptus Drive Incident
Incident Time: 11:14:00 am
Incident Date: 07-03-2015
Incident Location:

5600 block of Eucalyptus Drive

Incident Type: Grass Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 442, 42, 41, 45, 345;  Patrols

41, 22; Dozer 4; Battalion 4;

Fire Investigation Unit; Information 1 

Personnel: 19



At 11:14 AM, the Kern County Fire Department received multiple calls for a grass fire on the south side of Eucalyptus Drive, east of Fairfax Road. The fire was spreading towards a home on Eucalyptus and locals were attempting to extinguish the flames. When crews arrived, the fire was burning approximately 1/4 acre of grass and rubbish. An inoperable pick-up truck had also been burned over. Crews worked quickly to extinguish a fence fire next to a residence and to stop the progression of the grass fire. Once the fire was contained, firefighters stood by for a KCFD Fire Investigator to analyze the scene. A KCFD Dozer was then utilized to spread apart a large pile of smoldering debris.

Evacuations: The residents of a home on the south side of Eucalyptus Drive were awoken by firefighters and advised of the situation. Firefighters were able to control the fire before the home was damaged.

Road Closures: Eucalyptus Drive was temporarily closed between Dennison Lane and Valencia Drive. It should be reopened within the hour. Alternate routes are available.

Assisting Agencies: CHP

Additional Information: In light of an expected busy holiday weekend, KCFD is staffing extra equipment including 2 Fire Engines, 4 Water Tenders and additional Air and Wildland Resources from 8 AM this morning until 8 PM on Sunday .












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