Joburg Incident

Incident Name: Joburg Incident
Incident Time: 2:06:00 am
Incident Date: 01-22-2015
Incident Location: 27221 Goler Rd., Johannesburg
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used: Engines 75,77,74, 73; Battalion 7; Arson 3; Info 1, California City Engine 19
 Personnel  18


Structure Fire - 27721 Goler Road, Johannesburg

Just after 2:00 PM, the Kern County Fire Department eceived a call for heavy smoke and flames from a residence behind the Johannesburg Community enter. A Reinforced Alarm was started by dispatchers. Firefighters from Randsburg were the first on cene and reported more than 50 percent fire involvement in a double-wide mobile home in the 27700 block of Goler Road. The fire crew from Randsburg deployed a hose line and protected exposures, including a nearby shed and home. Crews from Ridgecrest and Inyokern arrived on scene to establish a water supply and assist with fire attack. The fire was controlled in approximately 45 minutes. The residence where the fire began is a near total loss. There was approximately $1,500 in damage to the shed and no damage to the nearby home. KCFD Fire Investigators are looking into the cause. One adult female was transported to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation burns. It is believed she reentered the home prior to firefighter arrival to retrieve her dogs. Two dogs are believed to have perished. One adult male was displaced by the fire. He declined support from the Red Cross.

Additional Information:  Firefighters used a water source on the opposite side of Highway 395. California Highway Patrol Officers were helpful in establishing a detour of traffic around the water supply lines.

Assisting Agencies: Cal City Fire Department, California Highway Patrol






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