Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Nathan Goossens

Club Incident - Residential Structure Fire
DATE: December 21, 2023
TIME: 01:36

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Reinforced Structure Fire
Location: 3800 Block of Country Club Drive
Closest Community: East Bakersfield
Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Narrative

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Thursday morning, at approximately 1:30 a.m., The Kern County Fire Department along with the Bakersfield Fire Department responded to reports of a house on fire. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a single story house filled with smoke down to the floor. Firefighters entered the home and located the seat of the fire: A smoldering mattress and box spring that had been on fire and partiality extinguished prior to the arrival of fire crews. Firefighters removed the smoldering materials from the house and ensured any remaining fire was completely extinguished.


This incident is a real world example of the benefits of following two common fire safety tips. First, working smoke detectors led to quick action by the home owners who were alerted to the fire while sleeping. Second, closing doors to bedrooms before sleeping slows the spread of flames and smoke through the home, if a fire occurs. Note how the fire room sustained moderate damage while just outside the door, in the hallway and adjacent rooms, the damage sustained from smoke was minimal.


There were no injuries to fire personnel or civilians.


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $5,000
Estimated Value SAVED: $350,000

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E41, E42
Patrols: None
Trucks: T41
Specialty Equipment: Battalion 4, Safety 3

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

Bakersfield Fire Department

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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