Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Nathan Goossens

Root Incident
DATE: May 20, 2023
TIME: 16:37

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Reinforced Structure Fire
Location: Mc Combs Road Just East Of Root Ave
Closest Community: Wasco
Cause: Under Investigation

Incident Narrative

Wasco, CA., Saturday at approximately 4:37 P.M., The Kern County Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire. Upon arrival, a single story abandoned house was fully involved with fire with one immediate exposure to the south. Crews pulled hoses off the engine and aggressively protected the exposure. PG&E was called to assist with power lines down on the east side of the structure. At approximately 5:28 P.M. the fire was knocked down. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $95,000
Estimated Value SAVED: $5,000

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: 31, 33, 34, 37
Patrols: None
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: Water Tender 51, Battalion 3, Safety 4, PIO

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies


On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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