Incident Name: Woodrow Incident
Incident Time:

11:02:00 a.m.

Incident Date: 11-25-2019
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Equipment Assigned:

KCFD Engines 21, 23; Truck 21; KPIO; Battalion 2

Save Estimate: $500,000
Loss Estimate: $35,000
Total Personnel: 11

Taft, CA

At 11:02 a.m. Kern County Fire Department emergency personnel responded to an apartment fire in the 600 block of Woodrow street. Due to the multiple calls received and potential for life hazard extra firefighters and equipment, known as a “reinforced alarm,” as well as ambulance were dispatched. Upon arrival firefighters found an eight unit apartment complex with smoke and flames coming from one unit. Firefighters assessed the need for any potential rescue and began extinguishing the fire. Firefighters kept the fire from spreading past the unit of origin while working to salvage property and minimize damage from smoke and water. One occupant had complaints symptomatic of smoke inhalation on scene but chose not to seek medical treatment. The American Red Cross is assisting multiple occupants who were displaced as a result of the fire. A CPF SAVE card was also issued to assist the family with replacing needed daily use items. The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind our community to have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the home.  

Assisting Agencies: Taft Police Department, American Red Cross, PG&E, Taft Building Department 






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