Tupman Incident

 

 
Incident Name: Edgewood Incident
Incident Time:

9:35:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 02-10-2020
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Injuries: None
Cause: Under Investigation
Equipment Assigned:

Engines 41, 42, 45; Truck 41; Safety 5; KPIO; Arson Units 3, 5; Battalion 4

 

BKFD Truck 7; Battalion1

Total Personnel: 22

Bakersfield, CA

At approximately 11:15 Monday night, the Kern County Fire Department responded to a vehicle roll over just outside the community of Tupman. Upon arrival firefighters found a big rig, hauling compressed natural gas, off the roadway with the driver pinned inside. As firefighters worked to extricate the driver, they monitored the scene for any leaking gas from the trailer. The driver was quickly extricated from his truck by firefighters who used several extrication tools, including the “jaws of life.” Firefighters then backed away from the scene, blocked access and attempted to evacuate a few close by residents in the area. The KCFD Hazmat Team responded to evaluate the scene and conduct further air monitoring. Fire department personnel remained on scene monitoring the situation until the wreckage was uprighted and removed. The driver was transported by ground ambulance for treatment of injuries received in the accident. 

  

 

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