RIDGECREST, Calif., Tuesday afternoon, Kern County firefighters were dispatched to reports of a travel trailer fire. While responding a large column of smoke could be seen from a distance. The vehicle fire response was reinforced for additional equipment. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a fire burning three travel trailers on two separate properties. An aggressive attack was made on the fire with a priority placed on protecting nearby threats and completing searches for victims. After a knockdown of the fire was achieved firefighters remained on scene conducting overhaul and final victim searches. No victims were found and there were no reports on scene of injuries to civilians or firefighters. The cause is unknown.
Photo by: Laura Austin, The News Review Ridgecrest