Incident Name: Potomac Incident
Incident Time: 4:40:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 11-18-2016
Incident Location:

1900 Block of Potomac Avenue

Incident Type: Stucture Fire
Resources Used:

Engine 41; Truck 41;  

Battalion Chief 4; Battalion 2;

PIO; Safety Officer

Bakersfield Fire Depart: Engines 2 &

6; Truck 1

Personnel: 17

Bakersfield,  CA

At approximately 4:40 AM the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a structure fire in the 1900 block of Potomac Ave. in east Bakersfield. Due to smoke and flames being seen by incoming engines, while in route to the fire, a reinforced structure response was started.  Crews arrived on scene to a single story vacant home fully involved in fire. Due to the amount of fire and structural damage to the home, firefighters set up a defensive attack on the fire. A primary search was conducted utilizing a thermal imaging camera from a safe distance around the structure.  A secondary search was later conducted and confirmed no occupants were in the structure at the time of the fire. Cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries to firefighters as a result of this fire.

Assisting Agencies:  Bakersfield Fire Dept., PG&E, KC Building Dept., Hall Ambulance





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