Incident Name: Hay Stack Fire Incident
Incident Time: 9:28:00 pm
Incident Date: 02-19-2015
Incident Location: 5800 Block of East Panama Lane
Incident Type: Hay Stack Fire
Resources Used: 4 Engines, 1 Patrol, 2 Dozers, 12 Water Tenders, Battalion 4; Fire Investigator; Information 1
Personnel  22


Hay Stack Fire - 5800 Block of East Panama Lane

Just before 9:30 this evening, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a hay stack fire in the 5800 block of East Panama Lane. The first arriving crew encountered a stack of hay approximately 120' long by 100' wide by 30' tall that was on fire. Workers from the facility were on scene and utilized heavy equipment to move unburned hay to a safe area. Two KCFD Bull Dozers were requested to assist in the movement of hay and two KCFD Water Tenders were requested for additional water supply. Fire crews are currently applying water to the burning hay and protecting nearby exposures. They will be on scene for several hours. Panama Lane (between Fairfax and Oswell) was shut down by Law Enforcement and traffic has been redirected.

 Additional Information:  According to the NFPA, "Spontaneous combustion is a byproduct of spontaneous heating, which occurs when a material increases in temperature without drawing heat from its surroundings. If the material reaches its ignition temperature, spontaneous ignition or combustion occurs. Examples of materials that are prone to spontaneous combustion include: oily rags, hay, and other agricultural products."

Cooperating Agencies: Delano PD, North Kern State Prison, Southern California Edison, and The Gas Company






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