River Fire Incident

Incident Name: River Fire Incident
Incident Time: 5:30:00 pm
Incident Date: 06-17-2014
Incident Location: North Chester and East Beardsley Avenue
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Resources Used:

7 Engines, 4 Patrols, 1 Bulldozer, 1 Fire Crew, 3 Overhead

 Total Personnel










River Fire - North Chester and East Beardsley Avenue, Bakersfield


Current Situation: Fire crews responded to the call of a small grass fire in the river bottom under the bridge at North Chester and East Beardsley. Upon arrival crews were faced with gusty winds which caused the fire to jump the Kern River and start several spot fires. Crews quickly evacuated multiple people living in the area and extinguished the fire. Personnel will remain on scene for some time to mop up several fallen trees and extinguish all hot spots.  


Evacuations: Several people were evacuated from the river bottom


Road Closures: One lane of Chester Ave while crews are on scene


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