Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Bryan Rico

Pierce Incident - Reinforced Structure Fire
DATE: March 23, 2024
TIME: 00:55

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Reinforced Structure Fire
Location: 27000 Block of North Lincoln Street
Closest Community: Taft
Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Narrative

TAFT, Calif., On March 23rd, 2024, at 12:55 a.m. Kern County firefighters were dispatched to reports of a house on fire on the 27000 block of N. Lincoln St. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a single-story house with heavy fire coming from the front of the structure. The crew from the first arriving fire engine pulled a hoseline and began attacking the fire. The Captain quickly made his way around the house and determined that it was approximately 50% involved in fire and that there were potentially dangerous power lines down on the ground. 

The Battalion Chief arrived and took command of the incident. Direction was given to arriving crews to assist with water supply, fire attack and protection of an exposed detached garage. Water was shuttled by engines to the fire due to the closest hydrant being a distance away. A second hoseline was deployed to the rear of the house to assist with knockdown of the fire. Fire crews completed a victim search of the interior of the home. A dog and 2 cats were found alive and brought to safety. The Chief requested the Red Cross respond to the scene to assist the displaced residents. 

No injuries were reported to civilians or firefighters. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 




Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $250,000
Estimated Value SAVED: $0

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E21, E22, E23, E24
Patrols: None
Trucks: TK21
Specialty Equipment: BS6, AU5, AU6, BATT2, SF3

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

PG&E, Kern County Building Department, Red Cross

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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