Sterling Incident

Incident Name: Sterling Incident
Incident Time: 6:14:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 12-18-2016
Incident Location: 3900 Block of Sterling Road
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Equipment Assigned:

Engines 41, 42, 45; Truck 41;

Battalion 4; PIO; Prevention

8; Arson; Safety Officer;

Breathing Support 66

BFD:  Engines 2, 8; Trucks

1, 7; Battalion 2

Personnel: 34


Bakersfield,  CA

At approximately 6:14 a.m. the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a structure fire in the 3900 block of Niles St.  Due to smoke and flames being seen by incoming engines while in route to the fire, a 2nd alarm was started.  Crews arrived on scene to a 5000 sq. ft. vacant grocery store fully involved in fire.  Initial reports indicated that the building may be occupied.  Upon arrival crews assisted on individual outside of the structure.  A primary search was conducted utilizing a thermal imagining camera and confirmed that no other occupants were in the building.  Ariel operations were employed to ventilate the building in order to support ground crews.  Quick efforts by crews kept the fire to the building of origin.  Cause of the fire is under investigation.  There were no injuries to firefighters as a result of this fire.

Assisting Agencies: Bakersfield Fire Department, Halls Ambulance, CHP, PG&E



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