Incident Name: F Street Incident
Incident Time:

5:24:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 04-12-2020
Incident Type: Structure Fire Incident
Cause: Undetermined
Injuries: None
Structure Value Saved: $120,000
Structure Value Lost: $60,000
Equipment Assigned: KCFD Engines 21, 22, 23, 24; Truck 21; Battalion 2
Total Personnel: 16

Taft, CA

At approximately 5:25 a.m. this morning the Kern County Fire Department responded to reports of a house on fire. While driving to the reported address, fire crews could see smoke and flames visible from a distance. As the first crews arrived on scene, fire could be seen burning through the roof of an approximately 1400 square foot single story residential structure. Due to the structure being locked up, crews had to force entry into the home. Firefighters were able to get water on the fire and begin a primary search for possible occupants in the home. Visibility was very difficult, until ventilation was started, allowing firefighters the ability to continue extinguishing the fire and performing a thorough secondary search throughout the entire structure for possible victims. Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters as a result of this fire. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, but electrical could not be ruled out.

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind all residents to make sure they have working smoke detectors in their home.

 Assisting Agencies:  PG&E & Building Department 


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