Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department
Battalion Chief Blumer

Tony Blumer

Brown Incident
DATE: January 9, 2023
TIME: 18:07

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Reinforced Rescue
Location: Highway 33 and Brown Material Road
Closest Community: Lost Hills
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

LOST HILLS, Calif., at 6:07 pm, Kern County firefighters  were dispatched for a report of a single vehicle in flood waters. While enroute, additional reports were received at the Emergency Communications Center stating that as many as six vehicles were possibly stranded in the rapid moving flood waters flowing across Highway 33. The response was upgraded to a reinforced rescue. This included 5 fire engines and an Urban Search and Rescue unit. The first arriving KCFD engine company, E26 from Lost Hills, identified two cars that were washed off the flooded roadway. They were able to assist a family of three and their vehicle to safety. The second arriving KCFD engine company, E24 out of McKittrick, methodically worked their way through the rushing water and rescued the driver of the second flooded vehicle. There were no injuries reported. Assisting agencies were Hall Ambulance and CHP. 


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $7,000
Estimated Value SAVED: $15,000

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E26, E24, E31, E25, E32
Patrols: None
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: USAR52, KB2, KB3, Div2

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

Hall, CHP, CalTrans

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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