Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Bear Fire
DATE: June 1, 2022
TIME: 19:25

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Vegetation Fire
Location: Eastbound Hwy 58 just east of Hwy 223
Closest Community: Keene
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

Wednesday evening, Kern County firefighters were dispatched to reports of a semi truck fire that had extended to nearby vegetation. 

When firefighters arrived on scene they found a well involved semi fire and a vegetation fire spreading toward homes in the Hart Flat community. Operations were focused on stopping the fire spread toward the homes and extinguishing the semi fire (the driver was uninjured). This was accomplished through the coordination of air and ground resources. 

After approximately 1 hour it was declared that the forward progress of the fire had been stopped. Acres burned is estimated at 16. Firefighters will work through the night trying to fully contain the fire. As long as firefighters remain on scene, working from the roadway, traffic can be expected to be impacted. 


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $0
Estimated Value SAVED: $0

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E11, E45, E54
Patrols: P11, P12, P13, P16, P42, P51, P54
Trucks: _None
Specialty Equipment: CREW10, CREW11, H408, DOZ1, DOZ3, DT1, DT3, B1, B4, KPIO, SF5, WT12, WT55

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies


On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 6613300133

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