Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Jonathan Drucker

Wharton Incident - Reinforced Structure Fire
DATE: December 6, 2023
TIME: 06:49

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Incident tYPE

Reinforced Structure Fire
Location: 10000 Block of San Diego St. Lamont, CA
Closest Community: Lamont
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

LAMONT, Calif., At 6:49 a.m. on December 6, 2023, Kern County firefighters were dispatched to a report of smoke from an attic on the 10000 block of San Diego St. Responding firefighters had smoke showing from several blocks away. As they arrived, they saw a single story house with smoke pushing out of the attic vents in addition to smoke and fire coming from the rear corner of the structure. Firefighters pulled a hose line off the fire engine, taking it to the rear of the house. The Captain of the crew used forcible entry tools to gain entry into the locked back door. As the second fire engine arrived, firefighters entered the house, performing a victim search and fire attack. In coordination with the firefighting inside, firefighters set ladders to the roof and climbed topside to ventilate the attic. They made their way carefully, navigating around  an array of solar panels. Using chainsaws, a hole was cut in the roof, allowing heat to escape upward and the fire to be quickly extinguished. The search produced no victims and the house was confirmed to be all clear. The structure was found to be vacant, with no interior furnishings. Fire crews remained on scene to thoroughly check the fire area for complete extinguishment. 

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is undetermined. 


Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Property Lost/Saved

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

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: E42, E45, E46, E47, E48
Patrols: None
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: BATT4, BATT5, SF2, INFO2

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On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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