Incident Name: East Kern Incident
Incident Location: 300 block of East Kern Street
Incident Time: 09:49:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 12-16-2017
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Equipment Assigned: Engines 21, 22, 23, 24; Truck 21; Battalion 2
Cause: Under Investigation
Total Personnel: 19

Taft,  CA

At 9:49 this morning the Kern County Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 300 block of East Kern Street. Upon arrival, units were faced with an approximately 800 square foot vacant structure, 100% involved in fire, with a nearby commercial building exposed to the fire. Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire, while pulling additional hose lines to protect the commercial building from burning. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. The fire is under investigation.

Assisting Agencies: Taft Police

Additional Information: The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind everyone to call 911 whenever they see smoke or flames. Earlier notification is critical in allowing firefighters to get on scene prior to a structure becoming fully involved in fire to assist in saving property and lives.




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