Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Novel Incident
DATE: May 16, 2022
TIME: 10:31

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Structure Fire
Location: 1500 Novel Ave
Closest Community: Maricopa
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

Monday, Kern County firefighters were dispatched to an active structure fire based on multiple 911 calls. Upon arrival, firefighters found a double wide mobile home 75% involved with fire. The active fire also included multiple vehicles on the property.


Firefighters were notified that all persons had safely evacuated as they began extinguishing the fire and worked to protect other cars from igniting. Firefighters were on scene for several hours completing multiple searches to confirm no persons were inside and extensive mop up.


While no persons were injured, four adults, one minor, and two pets were displaced. Red Cross was notified to assist with lodging and KCFD firefighters provided a SAVE card to help them purchase essential items.


Photo Credit: Taft Midway Driller


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $200,000
Estimated Value SAVED: $400,000

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E21, E22, E23, E24
Patrols: _None
Trucks: T21, T55
Specialty Equipment: BS66, B2, B5, WT67

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

American Red Cross, County Building Department

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 6613300133

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