Morning Incident

Incident Name: Morning Incident
Incident Time: 9:10 p.m.
Incident Date: 08-16-2017
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Incident Location: Morning Drive and College Avenue
Personnel:  23
Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries: None


East Bakersfield, CA

At approximately 9:10 p.m. the Kern County Fire Department received multiple phone calls for a grass fire in the east Bakersfield area. When crews arrived on scene they were faced with a confirmed working grass fire moving at a moderate rate of spread with winds pushing the fire into the south.  Crews began aggressively fighting the fire attempting to utilize dirt roads to help slow the progress, but winds pushed the fire past the roads continuing to burn south in the field towards College Ave.  Additional crews began burning grass at College Ave to create a buffer to protect the housing development on the south side of College Ave. Crews were on scene for a couple of hours continuing to mop up the fire.

Assisting Agencies: Bakersfield City Fire Department, Bakersfield Police Department



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