Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Niles Incident
DATE: January 2, 2023
TIME: 00:49

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Commercial Structure Fire
Location: 2500 Niles St
Closest Community: Bakersfield
Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Narrative

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Monday, just after midnight, the Kern County Emergency Communications Center began receiving multiple reports of a fire at a commercial building. A reinforced structure fire response was dispatched. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fire located toward the rear of the structure in the garage. Within ten minutes of arriving, firefighters were able to declare a knockdown of the fire and complete primary and secondary searches for potential victims inside. The quick knockdown of the fire limited fire damage to the garage. The business involved is a tax preparation company. While on scene firefighters assisted the property owner with relocating documents to a secure area elsewhere in the building.


The investigation remains open. Anyone with information that may assist fire investigators with this case is encouraged to call 1-877-FIRE-TIP.  


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

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

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E41, E42
Patrols: None
Trucks: T41
Specialty Equipment: AU2, AU7, B4

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies


On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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