River Incident


Incident Name: River Incident
Incident Time: 7:09:00 pm
Incident Date: 03-26-2015
Incident Location: Oildale River Bottom, East of North Chester
Incident Type: River Bottom Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 63 & 66; Patrols 64 & 61; Water Tender 67;

Battalion 6; Fire Investigation Unit, Information 1

 Personnel  22


River Bottom Fire - Oildale, CA

Just after 9:00 PM this evening, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a fire in the Kern River bottom of Oildale, just East of the North Chester Ave bridge. First arriving crews encountered a fire in brush and trees approximately 2 acres in size. Crews extended a hose lay to the fire and utilized hand tools and chain saws to establish a perimeter around the fire. The fire requires extensive mop-up and crews will remain on scene until all hot spots have been extinguished. KCFD Fire Investigators are investigating the cause. Local residents can expect smoke in the area through the morning.

Assisting Agencies Bakersfield Fire Department, Kern County Sheriff's Office








Text Size