|Incident Time:||03:30:00 AM|
|Resources Used:||Engine 53, Engine 52, Engine 67, Engine 23, Truck 21, WT 55, BC 4, PIO|
|Number of Personnel:||16|
|Assisting Agencies:||KCSO, Hall Ambulance Service|
OLD RIVER, CA – Wednesday April 21st 2011 at approximately 03:30 A.M., a call was received by the Kern County Fire Department, for a structure fire in the 11500 block of South Enos Lane, southwest of Bakersfield. Approximately 16 Kern County Firefighters responded to the incident.
Upon arrival, fire crews were faced with a developing fire in a doublewide trailer used for storage purposes which was quickly spreading to an adjoining commercial structure also used as storage. The first fire crews to arrive commenced a defensive fire attack on the structures involved and protect the threatened exposures. Their hard work prevented the fire from spreading to several surrounding buildings including travel trailers and vehicles. The only resident at the complex was able to evacuate safely prior to the arrival of firefighters. A reinforced alarm provided additional support to enable a water shuttle from the nearest fire hydrant approximately 1 mile away to be set up. The fire was contained to the area of origin.
Firefighters were able to save the main home and approximately $200,000.00 of property and contents value to threatened structures. However, the fire destroyed an estimated $40,000.00 of property.
There were no reported injuries.