Incident Name: Wasco Incident
Incident Time: 7:45:00 am
Incident Date: 08-23-2015
Incident Location:

27000 Block of Elmo Hwy.

Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 31, 33, 34, 37, 32, 432;

Battalion 3; Water Tender  67;

Helicopters 408, 520; 4 Air Tankers;

LA66 A Units, 4, 6 and 9

Personnel: 22


Wasco, CA

Just after 7:45 a.m. this morning, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a structure fire in a single-family dwelling in the 27,000 block of Elmo Hwy. A reinforced structure response was started. The first arriving crew encountered a 1500 sq. ft vacant farm house that was 30% involved with fire throughout the attic. Fire crews deployed hose lines to extinguish the fire and initiated a search. Interior personnel were forced out by a collapsing roof. A defensive attack was initiated and the fire was contained in 30 minutes. Crews remained on scene another 3 hours for overhaul. The fire is believed to have been started by a vehicle that was close to the building. The vehicle was believed stolen and abandoned. It is under investigation by CHP.

Assisting Agencies: Engines 931, 937 (CDC units); CHP; PG&E










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