Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department
Battalion Chief Ostrinski

Kevin Ostrinski

58 Incident
DATE: March 19, 2024
TIME: 00:13

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Vehicle Fire
Location: Eastbound Highway 58, 2 Miles West of Bealville
Closest Community: Hart Flat
Cause: Mechanical

Incident Narrative

HART FLAT, Calif., Early Tuesday morning, Kern County firefighters were dispatched to reports of a vehicle fire on eastbound Highway 58, not far from the Hart Flat community. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a semi truck fully involved with fire, with fire extending to the attached trailer. Crews made an aggressive attack on the semi truck fire, keeping it from fully engulfing the trailer. Since the scene location did not have a nearby water source firefighters implemented a water shuttle operation. A water shuttle is a process in which fire engines deliver water to the emergency scene after filling from a fire hydrant some distance away, and repeat the cycle until the fire is extinguished. No injuries were reported on scene by civilians or fire personnel. The cause was mechanical. 


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $250,000
Estimated Value SAVED: $0

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: 3
Patrols: None
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: None

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

CHP, Environmental Health, Cal Trans

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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