Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Oregon Incident
DATE: May 23, 2023
TIME: 14:15

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Residential Structure Fire
Location: 1900 Block of Oregon St
Closest Community: Bakersfield
Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Narrative

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Just after 2:00 pm Tuesday, the Kern County Emergency Communications Center received multiple calls reporting a residential house on fire. A reinforced structure fire response was dispatched, including Kern County and Bakersfield City firefighters. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke from a two-story, multi-unit dwelling. The fire had also already spread to another nearby house on the same property and was threatening two additional houses on adjoining properties. Firefighters worked to simultaneously stop the fire from spreading further while beginning victim searches in the houses on fire. Within 30 minutes of arriving on scene a knockdown was declared on the fire and searches verified there were no occupants in the houses at the time of the fire. There were no injuries reported by civilians or fire personnel.


Early in the incident law enforcement was requested for traffic control to reduce traffic congestion. As a reminder, please safely pull to the right of the roadway when you see emergency lights, and do not congest roadways around emergencies scenes.


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $140,000
Estimated Value SAVED: $210,000

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E41, E42
Patrols: None
Trucks: T41
Specialty Equipment: Batt4, KPIO, AU5, AU7

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

Bakersfield City Fire Department, CHP, PG&E, Building Department

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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