Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department
Battalion Chief Appleton

Joe Appleton

Alvin Incident
DATE: December 15, 2022
TIME: 15:30

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Structure Fire
Location: Alvin Way/Ashworth Rd
Closest Community: Oildale
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

On December 15, 2022, at approximately 3:30 pm, the Kern County Fire Department received a report of a structure fire in the area of North Chester and China Grade Loop. While en route, firefighters saw a large column of black smoke north of the original location. When Kern County Firefighters arrived at the intersection of Alvin Way and Ashworth Rd, they found a large metal building and debris around the building on fire. Four engines, one ladder truck, one water tender, one paramedic squad, and two chief officers were assigned to the fire. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and keep the fire from spreading to oil tanks, tires, and vehicles. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $60,000
Estimated Value SAVED: $5,000

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: 61, 63, 64, 65, wt67, Squad 6
Patrols: None
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: None

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies


On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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