Bena Incident

Incident Name: Bena Incident
Incident Location: Bena Road and Highway 58
Incident Time: 9:45:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 10-15-2017
Incident Type: Vegetation Fire
Equipment Assigned: 10 Engines, 4 Patrols, 2 Water Tenders, 2 Dozers, 2 Crews, 1 Helicopter, 1 Air Attack, 4 Air Tankers, 2 BCs, 1 Safety Officer, 2 AU's, and PIO
Injuries: None
Cause: Under Investigation
Acres: 184
% Containment 100
Total Personnel: 90


Bakersfield,  CA

Shortly before 4 PM the Kern County Fire Department received multiple calls for a vegetation fire in the area of Bena Road near the Kern County Land Fill. First arriving crews were faced with approximately 55 acres of fire with a moderate rate of spread, driven by wind. Ground crews worked closely with air resources to aggressively attack the fire and to stop the forward progression. Once crews were able to gain full containment of the fire, a total of 184 acres had burned. Crews will remain on scene for 2-3 hours mopping up the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents to make sure they maintain the required defensible space around their home. High wind advisories have been in place over the weekend which is causing the vegetation to dry out and become very susceptible to burning. 

Evacuations: None 

Assisting Agencies: CHP and Cal Trans



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