Incident Name: Fairfax Incident
Incident Time: 9:24:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 11-18-2016
Incident Location:

800 block of Fairfax Road

Incident Type: Hay Stack Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 41, 42, 45; Truck 1;  

Breathing Support 66, Battalion 4;

PIO; Safety Officer

Bakersfield Fire Depart: Truck 1;

Battalion 2

Personnel: 20

Bakersfield,  CA

Just before 9:30 PM, the Kern County Fire Department was dispatched to a reported barn on fire. The first engine on scene was faced with a hay stack on fire with winds carrying embers and threatening nearby exposures.  Firefighters were able to aggressively attack the fire limiting damage to the hay stack, a fence and portions of a horse corral. Firefighters were challenged by the gusting winds and were able to quickly get water on the fire protecting a nearby travel trailer and horse trailer that were threatened by the fire. Loss as a result of the fire is estimated at $1,000, while approximately $25,000 was saved. The cause of the fire is believed to be embers blowing from a burn barrel with fire in it that blew into the hay stack. There were no injuries as a result of this fire.






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