Incident Name: Cecil Incident
Incident Time: 6:20:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 09-22-2017
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Incident Location: West Cecil Avenue and Melcher Road
Equipment Assigned: Engines 33, 34, 37; 3 Battalions; Fire Investigators; PIO
Personnel:  13
Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries: 1 Fatality


Delano, CA

At 6:20 a.m., Kern County Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire west of Delano.  Engines 34 and 37 arrived on scene within six minutes and reported a travel trailer fully-involved in fire.  Firefighters extinguished the flames and discovered a burned body in the trailer.  Fire investigators and Coroner were dispatched to the scene.

Firefighters were able to save three dogs from the fire.  One of the dogs suffered minor burn injuries and was treated on scene by firefighters until Kern County Animal Control personnel arrived.

Fire cause under investigation.  

Assisting Agencies: E937 from North Kern State Prison, KCSO, Kern County Coroner, So. Cal. Edison, Animal Control




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