Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Jon Drucker

Line Incident - Vegetation Fire
DATE: November 8, 2023
TIME: 11:07

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Vegetation Fire
Location: Contractors Rd, Just West of Highway 33
Closest Community: Lost Hills
Cause: Arching Power Lines

Incident Narrative

LOST HILLS, Calif., On November 7th, 2023, at 11:07 a.m. Kern County firefighters were dispatched to a reported vegetation fire near Highway 33 and Lerdo Highway. A column of smoke was visible in the distance as fire units responded. Upon their arrival, firefighters were faced with a wildfire approximately 30 acres in size, being driven by moderate winds. The area was flat, oilfield land. Due to the wind, firefighters witnessed the fire leap a road and continue to run. With an air tanker and KCFD Helicopter 408 assisting from the sky, the ground resources worked to cut of the fire's spread. Utilizing a mobile attack, fire vehicles flowed water while driving the fire's edge. The burn was halted at 86 total acres. No damage was allowed to the nearby oil facilities. 

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was privately owned, arching power lines.


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

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

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E324, E26
Patrols: P23, P25, P26
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: H408, BATT2, WT67, INFO2

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

Bureau of Land Management

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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