Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department
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Jon Drucker

Cold Creek Incident - 2 Alarm Structure Fire
DATE: April 22, 2024
TIME: 19:18

Incident Number

2416829

Incident tYPE

2 Alarm Structure Fire
Location: 2500 Block of Cold Creek Ave. Rosamond, CA
Closest Community: Rosamond, CA
Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Narrative

ROSAMOND, Calif., On April 22nd, 2024, at 7:18 p.m. Kern County firefighters were dispatched to the 2500 block of Cold Creek Ave. for reports of a house on fire. Rosamond Engine 15 was out of the area due to a prior incident in Mojave. Fortunately, the newly staffed Medic Squad 15 was available with two firefighters. Upon hearing the structure fire report, the Captain and Firefighter Paramedic from the Medic Squad elected to bring the reserve engine from station 15 to the call. A column of smoke showed as Medic Squad 15 and Reserve Engine 415 responded. 

On their arrival, the two firefighters found a single story house with heavy fire and smoke coming from windows on the front and side of the structure. The fire had already vented through the roof as the flames reached skyward from inside the home. The Firefighter pulled a hoseline and began to attack the fire. The Captain made his way around the exterior, avoiding an arcing electrical panel and noting that the home was approximately 75% involved in fire. The next arriving engine was from Los Angeles County Fire Department and they laid water supply lines from a nearby fire hydrant. There were multiple vehicles in the driveway, warning of a high victim profile. Firefighters made forceful attempts to gain entry into the house but their advance was thwarted by collapsing ceilings. Fire poured from every opening. Crews defensively positioned hoselines, protecting the adjacent homes from the flames. Though the structure’s strength was compromised and there was partial roof collapse, firefighters fought to search inside for victims. Sadly, an individual was found in the living room area, deceased. No further victims were located. The Kern County Sheriff Coroner’s Office and Kern County Fire Investigation Unit were requested to the incident. Firefighters remained on scene until 100% extinguishment was achieved.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. All inquiries regarding the deceased will be handled by the Kern County Sheriff Coroner’s Office. No further injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The scene was left in the care of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. 

Our deepest condolences go out all of those who are impacted by the loss of life.

Injuries/Fatalities

Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 1

Property Lost/Saved

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

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E11, E12, E13, E14, E15, E18, E45, E85, E87
Patrols: P12, P15
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: AU2, AU3, BS81, BATT1, BATT8, MS15, SF3, DIV2

Total Personnel

36

Assisting Agencies

Kern County Sheriff’s Office, SoCal Edison, SoCal Gas, Los Angeles County Fire Department,

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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