Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Pentland Incident
DATE: June 5, 2023
TIME: 16:41

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Vegetation Fire
Location: Western Materials Rd south of Pentland Rd
Closest Community: Maricopa
Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Narrative

MARICOPA, Calif., Monday at approximately 5:41 pm, Kern County firefighters were dispatched to reports of a vegetation fire east of Maricopa. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered two vegetation fires spreading quickly in high winds. Firefighters began "mobile attack" operations, a tactic in which offroad capable fire engines are driven along the fire's edge while firefighters use onboard water to extinguish the fire. This tactic proved beneficial, as the forward progress of the fire was stopped less than one hour from firefighters arriving on scene. The final size once contained was approximately 83 acres. Cause is under investigation.


Monday's fire shows that grasses in Kern County are already dry and susceptible to burning. All are encouraged to maintain defensible space on their property and sign up at for emergency notifications.


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

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

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E22
Patrols: P21, P22, P23, P55
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: Batt2, WT55, KPIO

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies


On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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