Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Nathan Goossens

Lavender Incident
DATE: May 14, 2023
TIME: 08:54

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Vegetation Fire
Location: Highway 46 West of Highway 33
Closest Community: Lost Hills
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

Lost Hills, CA., Sunday at approximately 8:54 A.M. The Kern County Fire Department dispatched a first alarm wildland fire response to HWY 46 approximately 3 miles west of HWY 33. Upon arrival crews found approximately 5 acres of grass burning at a slow rate of spread with no exposures threatened. Crews made access and quickly went to work containing the fire. A Cal Fire Air Attack and two Air Tankers made multiple retardant drops to assist with slowing the spread of the fire. Kern County Fire Department’s Helicopter 407 also arrived on scene and assisted with water drops. Crews were able to stop the forward progression of the fire at approximately 9:54 A.M.. Units remained on scene for an additional hour and a half mopping up and making sure all hot spots were put out. The total acreage of the fire was 14.7 acres. There were no injuries to fire personnel or civilians. 


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

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

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: 26, 324
Patrols: 24, 25, 26, 32
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: Helicopter 407, Water Tender 67, Battalion 2, Battalion 3, Safety 3, PIO

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

Cal Fire

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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