San Diego Street Incident

Incident Name: San Diego Street Incident
Incident Location: 1400 Block of San Diego Street
Incident Time: 6:55:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 12-28-2017
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Equipment Assigned: Engines 51, 52, 45, 53, 42, 54; USAR 61; Trucks 41, 55;  Battalions 4, 5; Air Support: Arson Units 2, 8; Safety 1; PIO 
Cause: Under Investigation
Structure Value Lost: $300,000
Total Personnel: 37

Lamont,  CA

At 6:55 this evening the Kern County Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 1400 block of San Diego Street. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke and flames coming from an 8 unit two story apartment building. Smoke and fire was showing from six of the units. Fire crews pulled hose lines and forced entry into the apartments to extinguish the fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and perform a search of the home confirming no occupants were inside. There were no injuries to firefighters as a result of the fire. 

Thirty residents were displaced due to the fire. They were assisted by the Red Cross.

The fire is under investigation.

Assisting Agencies: Kern County Building Department, P.G.&E, Hall Ambulance, and Red Cross.

Additional Information: The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residence to make sure you have a working smoke detector in your home. As the new year approaches, it is a good reminder to check all smoke detectors and replace the battery if needed.



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