Asti Incident

Incident Name: Asti Incident
Incident Time: 03:20:00 AM
Incident Date: 04-04-2016
Incident Location:

100 Block of Asti Street

Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 37, 34, 33, 31, 32,937;

Battalion 3 

Personnel: 21


Delano, CA

At approximately 3:20 a.m. Kern County Firefighters responded to  a report of smoke coming from a building with a glow inside. Responding units had smoke showing from a distance and reinforced the alarm. Arriving units were faced with a 1400 sq. ft. single family dwelling with fire in two bedrooms and extension into the attic. The fire was extinguished in 15 minutes while a primary search was completed. The cause appears to be candles. Loss is estimated at $40,000. Two residents have been displaced and they are being assisted by relatives.

Additional Information:  Open-flame candle sources can be extremely dangerous. Never leave a candle unattended. Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn. Consider using flameless (battery-powered) candles in  your home - they look and smell like real candles.

Assisting  Agencies:   North Kern Prison FD, The Gas Company, PG&E, Delano Building Dept.


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