Incident Name: Meadows Field Incident
Incident Time: 8:24:00 AM
Incident Date: 03-20-2016
Incident Location:

Meadows Field Airport

Incident Type: Structural Fire
Resources Used:

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting

(ARFF) 2, 3; Engines 63, 64, 66, 61;

Battalions 6, 4; Information 10:

Fire Investigation Unit

BFD: Engines 1, 3, 4; Truck 1; Safety

Officer; Battalion 1

Personnel: 37


Bakersfield, CA

Just before 8:30 AM, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a Hanger Fire at Meadows Field Airport.  A reinforced structure response was started by dispatchers.  The first arriving crew encountered heavy smoke coming from a 4,000 square foot metal building. Fire crews deployed hose lines to the front of the hanger. Firefighters had to force entry into the hanger to extinguish the fire and checked several other units for extension. The fire was controlled in approximately 25 minutes. The fire caused approximately $2,000,000, destroying a recreational vehicle, boat and other property. The cause of the fire is undetermined.  


Assisting  Agencies:   Bakersfield Fire Department, KCSO, Airport Security





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