Vulcan Incident

 

 
Incident Name: Vulcan Incident
Incident Time:

3:04:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 5-03-2019
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Equipment Assigned:

Engines 22, 54, 55, 356, 357; Truck 55; Patrols 21, 23, 31, 51, 53, 54; Water Tender 55; Crew 10;  Battalions 3,5, 5C; Safety Officer 5; PIO; Helicopter 407; A-units 2, 5; Dozer 5; Cal Fire  AA 410; Tankers 76, 94

Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries: None
Acres: Approximately 172
Containment:  100%
Total Personnel: 89

Bakersfield, CA

At 3:04 p.m. Kern County Fire Department Emergency Dispatchers were notified of a fire threatening grasslands of the Wind Wolves Preserve. First arriving firefighters found a fire approximately 20 acres in size. Local winds were driving the fire from flat land into the mountains. Additional off-road capable patrols were requested to support fire suppression efforts along with orders for helicopters and air tankers. Command personnel noted that the combination of fast response times and an aggressive attack by ground and air resources kept the fire to 172 acres. The cause of this fire is under investigation. There were no injuries reported by civilians or firefighters.

Additional Information: As the weather in Kern County heats up vegetation begins to dry out and become very susceptible to burning. The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents to make sure they maintain the required defensible space around their home. Residents are also encouraged to register with ReadyKern.com. This free notification service rapidly disseminates time-sensitive messages, to every telephone number and e-mail address stored in the notification database. To receive important communications from Kern County, residents and business owners must register the voice and text communication devices they wish to receive messages with.

 

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