Bodfish Incident

Incident Name: Structure Incident
Incident Time: 6:01:00 pm
Incident Date: 11-16-2014
Incident Location: 17 Ethel, Bodfish
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used: 5 Engines, 4 Overheads
 Personnel  20


Structure Fire - 17 Ethel , Bodfish

Current Situation: At approximately 6:01 P.M. fire crews were alerted to a report of structure fire in Bodfish. The fire was first observed by a neighbor, so a reinforced alarm was dispatched. Crews were faced with heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of the house and a detached garage that was located at the back of the property. Crews made an aggressive attack on the fire in the house and conducted a primary search for victims. Additional crews started to attack the fire in the detached garage, that started a vegetation fire, that was threatening neighboring homes. While performing a search of the garage crews found a person that had died in the fire. The fire caused heavy damage to about 30% of the house and a detached garage. An additional search of the structure found no more victims.

Cooperating Agencies: KCSO

Additional Information: The cause of the fire is under investigation. If you have any information about this or any other fires, please contact the Kern County Fire Department.




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