Arson Update

Kern County Fire Department Arson Unit Update - The  Arson Unit has released updated incident investigation information for the following fires:

September 1, 2014 in Oildale: Vegetation fire near the 100 block of North Chester Avenue in the river bottom that started just after 12:15 am. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental and one suspect has been arrested.

September 2, 2014 in East Bakersfield: Living room fire in a single family dwelling in the 7000 block of Azalea Avenue that started just after 10:45 am. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation is ongoing.

September 3, 2014 in Arvin: A rubbish fire in the backyard of an abandoned home in the 500 block of North Hill Street that started just before 5:30 am. The cause of the fire was determined to be incendiary and the investigation is ongoing.

September 4, 2014 in Mojave: Structure fire in an 8-unit, single-story apartment complex in the 15400 block of Myer Road that started just after 11:15 am. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation is ongoing.

September 7, 2014 in Arvin: A fully involved single family dwelling structure fire in the 300 block of C Street that started just before 6:30 am. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation is ongoing.

September 7, 2014 in Delano: A vehicle fire in the 2000 block of Novella Street that started just before 9:30 am. The cause of the fire was determined to be incendiary and the investigation is ongoing.

September 8, 2014 in Rosedale: Vegetation fire in a parking lot in the 3800 block of Rosedale Highway that started just after 6:30 pm. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation is ongoing.

September 10, 2014 in East Bakersfield: A fully involved travel trailer and partially involved cargo container in the 200 block of Leeta Street that started just after 11:45 am. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation is ongoing.
 
September 10, 2014 in Buttonwillow: A fire within a large concrete block structure on Highway 58 near Lokern Road that started just after 10:00 pm. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation is ongoing.

September 11, 2014 in Shafter: Structure fire in a single story single family dwelling in the 17600 block of Poplar Avenue that started just before 12:30 pm. The cause of the fire was determined accidental and the investigation has been closed.

September 12, 2014 in Delano: A fire in a restroom at Delano High School in the 1300 block of Cecil Avenue that started just after 12:45 pm. The cause of the fire was incendiary and the investigation is ongoing. One arrest has been made.

September 12, 2014 in Valley Acres: A structure fire in the 27500 block of Cypress Street that started just after 3:45 pm. The cause of the fire was determined to be incendiary and the investigation is ongoing. One arrest has been made.

September 13, 2014 in East Bakersfield: A bathroom fire in a vacant structure in the 1100 block of Sterling Road that started just after 10:15 pm. The cause of the fire was determined to be incendiary and the investigation is ongoing.

September 14, 2014 in East Bakersfield: Garage fire in the 5300 block of Fairfax Road that started just after 2:00 am. The cause of the fire was incendiary and the investigation is ongoing.

September 16, 2014 in Oildale: A vehicle fire in the 500 block of Beardsley Avenue that started just after 1:45 am. The cause of the fire was determined to be incendiary and the investigation is ongoing.

September 16, 2014 in East Bakersfield: Structure fire in a two-story multi-unit apartment complex in the 2100 block of Lake Street that started just after 8:30 am. The cause of the fire was accidental and the investigation has been closed.

September 22, 2014 in East Bakersfield: A fully involved vehicle fire on Highland Knolls Drive at Fairfax Road that started just after 1:00 am. The cause of the fire was incendiary and the investigation is ongoing.
 
September 22, 2014 in Rosedale: A vehicle fire in the 7800 block of Rosedale Highway that started just after 7:15 pm. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation is ongoing.

September 22, 2014 in Rosedale: Fire on the exterior of a home in the 5100 block of Bold Venture Court that started just after 10:00 pm. The cause of the fire was determined to be incendiary and the investigation is ongoing. One arrest has been made.

September 23, 2014 in Caliente: A rubbish fire in the 11200 block of Caliente Bodfish Road that started just after 8:45 am. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation is ongoing.

September 23, 2014 in Rosedale: A fatality fire in a detached shed next to a house in the 3800 block of Troutdale Court that started just after 3:00 pm. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation is ongoing.

September 25, 2014 in East Bakersfield: Garage fire in the 5800 block of Fairfax Road that started just before 4:00 pm. The cause of the fire was incendiary and the investigation is ongoing.

September 27, 2014 in East Bakersfield: Garage fire in the 5300 block of Fairfax Road that started just after 3:00 am. The cause of the fire was determined to be incendiary and the investigation is ongoing.


Anyone with information pertaining to any of these incidents or any other fire in Kern County is encouraged to call 1-877-FIRE-TIP (347-3847).

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