Incident Name: Esther Incident
Incident Time:

8:47:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 6-10-2019
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Equipment Assigned:

KCFD Engines 63, 61, 64, 66; Truck 65; Battalion 6; Safety Officer; PIO

BFD Truck 1; Battalion 1

Cause: Under Investigation
Structure Value Loss: $ 100,000
Structure Value Saved: $ 250,000
Injuries: None
Total Personnel: 21

Bakersfield, CA

At 08:47 this evening the Kern County Fire Department received calls for a structure fire in the 1700 block of Esther Drive in Bakersfield, CA. First on scene crews found an approximately 1100 square foot residential structure with heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear corner of the house. The fire was also threatening a nearby residence. After confirming all occupants had evacuated from the involved structure, the first in crew began ensuring that nearby residences were evacuated and protecting the threatened structures. Next-in crews began successfully mitigating the exposure threats by extinguishing the fire. Within a matter of minutes the fire was knocked down and contained to the structure of origin. During the fire fight crews were able to rescue some trapped pets. However upon extinguishment, it was discovered that some pets had perished in the blaze. The cause is under investigation. A total of eight people were displaced due the fire. American Red Cross was notified for assistance. There were no injuries sustained to firefighters or civilians. 

Assisting Agencies: Kern County Building, So-Cal Gas, CHP, American Red Cross, Bakersfield Fire Department, PG&E, Animal Control 





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