Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department
Battalion Chief Coughran

Eric Coughran

Ridgecrest Incident
DATE: November 1, 2021
TIME: 22:30

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Structure Fire
Location: 800 Block of E Ridgecrest Blvd
Closest Community: Ridgecrest
Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Narrative

On Monday night, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Kern County Fire Department was dispatched to a Commerical Structure Fire in Ridgecrest, CA. When the first engine arrived on the scene, fire and smoke were seen coming from inside of a gas station. More engines were ordered including, 2 engines from China Lake NAWS, and Engines from Randsburg, Inyokern, and Lake Isabella. The fire actually caused the roof to collapse inside the building. The City of Ridgecrest provided a front-end loader tractor to assist with overhaul and securing the structure from further collapse. Everyone who was inside the building had been evacuated during the initial start of the fire. Crews remained on the scene for several hours to extinguish the fire and were even able to retrieve valuables for the business owner from inside the structure. 


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $1,500,000
Estimated Value SAVED: $300,000

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E71, E73, E74, E75, E77
Patrols: _None
Trucks: _None
Specialty Equipment: AU3, BS77, B1, B7, SF7

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies

China Lake NAWS, KCSO, Liberty Ambulance, Ridgecrest Police Department, SCE

On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 661-330-0133

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