Incident Name: Graff Incident
Incident Time: 3:13:00 am
Incident Date: 03-24-2015
Incident Location: 3600 Block of W. Graff Ave., Inyokern
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 73, 74, 75, 14, 71, 72; Light & Air 77;

Battalions 7 & 1; Fire Investigators 2;  Information 1;

Mutual Aid Equipment; Cal City Engine 190;

China Lake Engine 21

 Personnel  37


Structure Fire - 3600 Block of W. Graff Ave., Inyokern

Just before 3:15 AM this morning, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a structure fire in the 3600 block of W. Graaf Ave. The call came from a neighbor that could see large flames from the residence. The first arriving crew encountered a 2,000 square foot single-story block construction home that was fully involved in fire. The house included an attached garage and basement that were also on fire. Crews deployed hose lines to protect nearby exposures including a double-wide mobile home and travel trailer. Trees and brush were also beginning to catch fire and crews were able to extinguish those fires. The nearest fire hydrant required crews to make a long hose lay of 1400' with one fire engine midway along the supply line to boost the pressure. The house fire was controlled at 4:49 AM but required extensive mop-up. Crews made a search of the structure and did not find any casualties. The homeowner was not home at the time and KCFD Fire Investigators are looking into the cause of this fire.

Assisting Agencies: California City Fire Department, China Lake Fire Department, Kern County Sheriff's Office (traffic control), Ridgecrest Police Department (traffic control).





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