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Incident Name: Kelso Incident
Incident Time:

4:17:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 5-05-2019
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Equipment Assigned: Engines 71,72, 73, 76; Patrol 72; Water Tender 73; Battalion 7; PIO; Arson Unit Investigators
Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries: 1 Fatality
Total Personnel: 16

Weldon, CA

At approximately 4:17 this afternoon, the Kern County Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in the 15000 block of Kelso Avenue. The first crew arrived on scene and found a single wide mobile home 75% involved with fire and threatening two adjacent structures. There was also a fence and small grass fire starting. Crews made an aggressive attack on the mobile home and grass fire simultaneously. Reports of possibly two people being home came from neighbors. A primary and secondary search of the mobile home were rapidly completed. Crews found one fatality during search operations. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind all residents to make sure they have safe clearance of weeds and all combustibles from around their homes and properties.

Assisting Agencies: Kern County Sheriff Department and So Cal Edison




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