Asher Incident

Incident Name: Asher Incident
Incident Time: 7:58:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 1-19-2017
Incident Location: 500 block of Asher Avenue
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Equipment Assigned:

Engines 21, 22, 23, 24; Truck

 21;  Battalion 2; Safety Officer;

PIO; Fire Investigator Arson;

Personnel: 18


Taft,  CA

At 7:58 this morning, the Kern County Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire in the 500-Block of Asher Avenue in Taft.  A reinforced structure response was started by dispatchers. The first arriving firefighters were faced with intense flames out of the front door and living room window.  Firefighters received multiple reports that there was a woman still inside the burning home.  The Incident Commander requested a Code-3 ambulance.  An aggressive interior attack was made on the fire while simultaneously searching for the victim.  Firefighters located an unconscious woman with burn injuries.  The victim was quickly pulled out of the burning building and brought to an awaiting gurney.  Firefighters and Hall Ambulance personnel immediately started emergency care and transported the patient to the hospital.  Property damage is estimated at  $25,000.  Two dogs were rescued.  Unfortunately, one dog perished in the fire. 

Assisting Agencies: Hall Ambulance, Taft PD, KCSO, PG&E, KC Building Department

***Photographs courtesy of Doug Keeler of Taft Midway Driller.




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