Hwy 58 Incident

Incident Name: Highway 58 Incident
Incident Time:

4:06:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 12-21-2018
Incident Type: Explosion
Equipment Assigned: Engines 25, 32, 67; USAR 61; Battalion 2; Safety Officer: A-Unit; PIO
Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries: 1
Total Personnel: 20

Buttonwillow, CA

Kern County Fire Department received a report of an explosion on Highway 58 and I-5. Crews arrived on scene and found a tractor trailer with no fire and a collapsed fueling island canopy. Crews quickly secured the utilities by operating all emergency fuel shutoffs. Rescue efforts were then focused on the truck driver who was bandaged on scene and transported via ground ambulance to a local hospital. West bound Highway 58 remains closed at I-5 while the investigation and clean-up efforts continue. 

Assisting Agencies: Kern County Sheriff, Hall Ambulance and Kern County Environmental Health Department

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