Incident Name: Famoso Incident
Incident Time: 3:25:00 AM
Incident Date: 01-06-2016
Incident Location:

33500 Block of Famoso Road

Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 33, 31, 32, 34, 37, 931;

Water Tender 51; Light & Air 66;

Battalions 3, 6; KCFD Fire

Investigation Unit  

Personnel: 22


Famoso, CA

Just before 3:30 AM, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for buildings on fire in the 33500 block of Famoso Road at Famoso Raceway. A reinforced structure response was started by dispatchers. The first crew arrived to find a two-story viewing tower heavily involved in fire. Crews made a defensive attack on the fire and protected nearby exposures. There were no fire hydrants in the area, so crews shuttled water from a canal at Hwy 99 and Hwy 46. The fire was controlled in approximately 20 minutes, causing an estimated  $50,000 in damage to the structure and nearby exposures, including one vehicle. KCFD Fire Investigators were called to the scene to determine the cause. They continue to investigate. Anyone with information regarding this fire is encouraged to call our Tip-Line at 1-877-FIRE-TIP. 

Assisting  Agencies: PG&E

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