Bakersfield, CA., Wednesday, at approximately 1:04 P.M., the Kern County Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 5800 block of Krebs Rd. While fire engines were on their way, Bakersfield and Kern County’s Emergency Communications Center was also taking 911 calls of a possible structure on fire in the same vicinity. Crews immediately requested the response be upgraded, which would bring an additional three engines and two ladder trucks. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a field of dry dead grass on fire with four structures immediately threatened, one of those structures fully involved with fire. A second alarm was requested at approximately 1:14 P.M. bringing an additional battalion chief, two engines and one truck. Law enforcement was requested to assist with road closures. At approximately 2:17 P.M. the fire was knocked down. Crews will be on scene for the next 2 hours overhauling and mopping up all hot spots. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.
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