Incident Name: Niles Incident
Incident Time: 09:20:00 AM
Incident Date: 03-31-2016
Incident Location:

1800 Block of Niles Street

Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used:

Engine 41; Truck 41; Fire

Investigation Unit

BFD Engines 2, 8; Truck 1; Battalion 1

Personnel: 20


East Bakersfield, CA

At 9:20 AM, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a commercial structure fire in the 1800 block of Niles Street. A reinforced structure response was started by dispatchers. KCFD Fire Captain Garret Drolen was in the area servicing fire hydrants when the call went out. He arrived first on scene in a utility vehicle and alerted several occupants to evacuate. As Fire Engines and Trucks arrived, crews deployed hose lines to extinguish the fire and had the fire controlled in approximately 20 minutes. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation by KCFD Fire Investigators.

Additional  Information:  Firefighters have responded to fires at this location in the past. The community is encouraged to contact local authorities to report illegal trespassing and squatting activities. 


Assisting  Agencies:   Bakersfield Fire Department, California Highway Patrol





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