Graas Incident

Incident Name: Graas Incident
Incident Location: 1400 block of Graas Avenue
Incident Time: 06:15:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 12-5-2017
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Equipment Assigned:

Engines 74, 71, 75, 77, 73; Breathing Support 77; Battalion 7

Total Personnel: 21

Ridgecrest, CA

At 06:15 a.m., the Kern County Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 1434 Graas Avenue. The first arriving engine crew was faced with a double wide mobile home 50% involved in fire, no exposures were threatened. Occupants of the home advised the company officer everyone that lived in the structure was out.

The first crew to arrive quickly attacked the fire with hand lines and additional crews established a water supply at a nearby fire hydrant.  High winds in the area fanned the fire and extinguishment was difficult. Multiple remodels of the structure also made extinguishment difficult and required removing layers of flooring and roofing materials. Crews remained on scene late into the morning for mop-up.  

Assisting Agencies: PG&E, Southern California Gas, Ridgecrest PD, KCSO, China Lake Engine and Hazmat.





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