Hoodsport Incident

Incident Name: Hoodsport Incident
Incident Time: 11:55:00 AM
Incident Date: 03-28-2016
Incident Location:

8700 Block of Hoodsport Avenue

Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 65, 61, 66; Truck 65;

Battalion 6; Fire Investigation Unit;

Information 1

Personnel: 18


Bakersfield, CA

Just before noon, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a residential structure fire in the 8700 block of Hoodsport Ave. Four juveniles (6 YOM, 9 YOM, 11 YOF, 16 YOF) were able to safely evacuate the home prior to the arrival of fire crews. The first arriving crew encountered a room and contents fire contained to a single bedroom. The fire was quickly extinguished and monitored for extension. The damage was isolated to the bedroom, causing an estimated $10,000 loss. The fire was caused by the six year old boy that was playing with a lighter and caught a mattress on fire. The juvenile will be required to attend the Juvenile Fire Setter Program with a parent. 

Additional  Information:  The 16 year old female was alerted by a working smoke alarm. She quickly helped get her two brothers and sister out of the home and then dialed 9-1-1.

"Close the Door" - Fortunately, in the process of evacuating, the door to the bedroom was shut, isolating the fire spread and damage to the single bedroom. A fire needs three things to burn: heat, fuel and oxygen. By shutting the door and limiting the airflow to the room, the fire was contained until fire crews arrived to extinguish the fire. 

Assisting  Agencies:   None





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