Tower Incident

Incident Name: Tower Incident
Incident Time: 13:10:00 PM
Incident Date: 06-18-2016
Incident Location: East of Towerline Road, South of Highway 58
Incident Type: Grass Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 45, 345, 42; Patrols 11, 41,

42, 54; Water Tender 11; Helicopter

407; Crews 11 & 7; Dozers 3 & 5;

Battalion 4; PIO

Personnel: 45


Bakersfield, CA

At 1:10 p.m., the Kern County Fire Department received multiple calls for a grass fire on the south side of Highway 58, just east of Towerline Road. When crews arrived on scene, the fire was burning approximately 20 acres of grass with a moderate rate of spread driven by wind and uphill terrain. A first alarm wild-land was dispatched to help contain the fire and protect farm land and a cell tower to the west of the fire. Ground crews were supported by KCFD Helicopter 407, which made several water drops. Crews controlled the fire in approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, holding it to 178 acres. Crews will remain on scene for approximately 2 hours doing mop up within the fire. 

Evacuations: None - No immediate threat to homes

Closures: None 

Additional Information: Fire is still under investigation.








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