Incident Name: Minter Incident
Incident Time: 2:43:00 pm
Incident Date: 02-07-2015
Incident Location: 820 Block of Minter Avenue, Shafter
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used: Engines 32, 31, 67, 65, 61; Battalion 3
 Personnel  16


Structure Fire -820 Block of Minter , Shafter

Firefighters arrived on scene to find a 1500 sq. ft. residential home with thick smoke coming out of the attic vents. The fire was determined to be confined to the attic. Crews entered the structure and gained access to the fire by pulling down the ceiling, while additional crews salvaged the homeowners belongings. The fire was contained to the attic and extinguished within 20 minutes of firefighters arrival. The residents are currently displaced and now staying with family members.

Additional Information: The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents to clean their fireplace and chimney prior to starting any fire during this winter season.

Assisting Agencies: Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Gas, and the Shafter Police Department.




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