Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Jake Cagle

DATE: September 22, 2022
TIME: 09:37

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Traffic Collision
Location: 178 and Elizabeth Norris off-ramp
Closest Community: Lake Isabella
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

 Kern County firefighters responded to a bear versus vehicle accident on Highway 178. The impact resulted in damage to the vehicle and the death of a black bear. The driver of the car was not injured but the impact was intense enough to cause airbag deployment. Department of fish and game was contacted.  This is the second bear versus a vehicle on Highway 178 in the past two months. 


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $5,000
Estimated Value SAVED: $35,000

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E71, E72
Patrols: _None
Trucks: _None
Specialty Equipment: B7C

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

CHP, Liberty Ambulance

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 6613300133

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