Incident Name: Ridgecrest Incident
Incident Time: 5:40:00 PM
Incident Date: 01-03-2016
Incident Location:

1100 Block of Shelby Court

Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 74, 77, 75, 73; Battalion 7;

Prevention 2; China Lake 21  

Personnel: 21


Ridgecrest, CA

Just At 5:40 PM this afternoon, the Kern County Fire  Department received a call for a structure fire at the 1100 block of Shelby Court in Ridgecrest.  Ridgecrest Fire Station Engine 74 arrived on scene to a 1400 square foot single family dwelling with the kitchen fully engulfed with fire. The first arriving crew pulled hose lines and began an aggressive interior attack of the fire. A primary and secondary search of the home was completed. The second  engine immediately secured a water supply and crews where able to extinguish the fire contained to the kitchen and attic area above the kitchen. The fire was contained within 45 minutes.

Four residents in the home were displaced. Salvation Army and Red Cross were contacted and is working with the family to secure temporary housing.

Due to working smoke detectors, family members were notified of the emergency and exited the home. Crews will remain on scene for extensive mop up. 


Additional Information: Always maintain a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and change the batteries in all smoke detectors in the spring and fall seasons.

Maintain your smoke detectors and change your batteries during the spring and fall seasons.

Assisting  Agencies: China Lake Fire Department, Red Cross, Red Cross, Ridgecrest Police



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