Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Buena Incident
DATE: May 18, 2022
TIME: 12:42

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Structure Fire
Location: 123 North 10th Street
Closest Community: Taft
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

Wednesday, the Kern County Emergency Communications Center received multiple reports of a home on fire located in a Taft, CA mobile home park. The callers reported large amounts of smoke and explosions. Taft Police Department arrived on scene and began the evacuation of occupants in the involved and adjacent homes. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a mobile home and outbuilding on fire. A knockdown of the fire was declared approximately 17 minutes after arriving on scene and a search for occupants inside was completed.


One person, the occupant of the home which burned, sustained moderate injuries and was transported via Hall Ambulance to a local hospital.


Initial searches confirmed three cats died in the fire.


Injuries: 1
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

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

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E21, E22, E23, E24
Patrols: _None
Trucks: T21
Specialty Equipment: B2, B6, SF6

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

Hall Ambulance, Taft Police Department

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 661-330-0133

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