Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Erica Bain

Delano Commercial Building Fire
DATE: August 31, 2021
TIME: 12:19

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Structure Fire
Location: 1800 block of Cecil Ave.
Closest Community: Delano
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

On 8/31/21 Kern County Fire Fighters responded to a working commercial fire in the 1800 block of Cecil Ave. in Delano, CA. On the arrival of crews, they found light smoke showing from a commercial strip mall and water flowing from sprinklers. Within minutes, crews were able to obtain an all clear of the structure and extinguish the fire being contained by multiple sprinkler heads that had activated as a result of the fire. This fire was brought under control is approximately 10 minutes. The damage would have been far more devastating had fire sprinklers not been in place and activated along with the quick actions of your Firefighters. 

One person was treated and released at the scene for possible smoke inhalation.

Save was approximately 1.5 million in property and contents.

Delano Building, DPD, County Fire Prevention, Fire Investigations Unit, all assisted.


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $0
Estimated Value SAVED: $1,500,000

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E34, E37
Patrols: _None
Trucks: T41
Specialty Equipment: _None

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

Delano Police Department

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 330-0133

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