Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department
Battalion Chief Blumer

Tony Blumer

Mud Incident
DATE: January 10, 2023
TIME: 01:55

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Vehicle Rescue
Location: Highway 33 north of Brown Material Road
Closest Community: Lost Hills
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

At 1:55 am Kern County firefighters from Lost Hills and McKittrick, CA were dispatched to a possible crash or a vehicle stuck in the mud. E26, from Lost Hills, arrived first on scene and determined that the vehicles involved were a semi, that was stuck in the mud, and a semi box truck that collided into the rear of the stuck semi. The cab of the box truck was crushed, with the driver still pinned inside. Due to the technical nature of extricating the victim, additional equipment was requested, including an Urban Search and Rescue unit. USAR52’s winch equipment was used to pull the vehicles apart, providing enough space to access the trapped driver. Fire crews worked in foot-deep mud to successfully remove the patient. EMS was provided on scene and the victim was transported by Hall Ambulance to a local hospital.


Injuries: 1
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $50,000
Estimated Value SAVED: $0

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E26,E24,E25
Patrols: None
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: USAR52

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

Hall Ambulance, CHP, Cal-Trans

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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