Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Church Incident
DATE: May 23, 2023
TIME: 21:50

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Residential Structure Fire
Location: 300 block of W Church Ave
Closest Community: Ridgecrest
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

RIDGECREST, Calif., Just before 10:00 pm Tuesday night, Kern County firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the 300 block of W Church Ave. Smoke could be seen from a distance while responding and firefighters encountered an outbuilding well involved with fire, threatening a nearby home upon arrival. An aggressive attack was made on the fire, to protect the threatened home, while other firefighters entered the home to complete victim searches. An “All Clear” was confirmed, no persons were found inside the home during victim searches. Firefighters continued with fire suppression and inspections for fire extension in ceilings, walls, and attic of the home. The coordinated efforts of firefighters on scene achieved a quick knockdown of the fire and spared the home from significant possible fire damage. The cause of the fire is undetermined. No injuries reported.


Photos by Laura Austin of The News Review Ridgecrest


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $1,500
Estimated Value SAVED: $100,000

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E81, E83, E84
Patrols: None
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: Batt8

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

Ridgecrest Police Department, PG&E, SCE

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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