Incident Name: Taylor Incident
Incident Time: 4:26:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 6-21-2017
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Incident Location: 16000 block of Taylor Street

Equipment Assigned:

Engines 21, 22, 23; Truck 21;  Battalion 2




Taft,  CA

At 4:26 a.m., dispatchers received multiple reports of a structure  fire in a mobile home park.  A reinforced alarm was dispatched.  Engine 21 was on scene within four minutes and reported that a single-wide mobile home was fully involved and threatening nearby residences.  Firefighters attacked the fire and protected adjacent structures.  Fortunately all five occupants made it out of the structure.  One person suffered injuries from heat and smoke inhalation and was treated on scene and refused transport to the hospital.  Unfortunately four dogs died in the fire.  Firefighters were able to save nearby structures—they sustained minor damage to the exterior.  The involved structure is a complete loss.  Red Cross provided aid to three displaced residents.

Firefighters determined that the cause of the fire was either an electrical outlet or a window-mounted air conditioning unit.  There were no injuries to firefighters.

Additional Information: The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents to replace smoke detector batteries frequently.  Smoke detectors save lives.

Assisting Agencies: KCSO, Red Cross, Animal Control.


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