Minter Incident


Incident Name: Minter Incident
Incident Time: 6:40:00 pm
Incident Date: 10-21-2015
Incident Location: 200 Block of Aviation Street
Incident Type: Boat Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 32, 33, 61, 63, 64; Battalion

3, 6

Personnel: 20


Shafter, CA

At 6:40 this evening, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a boat on fire at Minter Field Airport in Shafter. The fire was reported to be threatening a hangar. Upon arrival, crews encountered a 34 foot long boat fully involved in flames and approximately 50 feet from a large airplane hangar. The boat was reported to have several hundred gallons of fuel on board. The fire was extinguished in approximately 20 minutes and no damage was sustained to the hangar. The cause is believed to be accidental in nature and related to recent maintenance on the boat.

Assisting Agencies: Shafter PD, Kern County Environmental Health















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