Incident Name: Stockdale Incident
Incident Time: 4:30:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 07-29-2016
Incident Location:

Area between Stockdale Highway and Nord Road

Incident Type: Grass Fire
Resources Used:

6 Patrols, 4 Engines,  Water Tender 67,

2 Battalions Chiefs, Crew 11, Arson Unit,

Helicopter 408, 1 Dozer, Safety Officer

Personnel: 50


Bakersfield, CA

Shorty after 4:30 pm on Friday July 29th, A Kern County Fire Department Arson Investigator traveling in the area of Stockdale Highway and Nord Road  spotted smoke south of his location. Durning his investigation an adult male was located and taken into custody for suspected arson. 

First Arriving crews encountered a fire in light flashy fuels.  In all, 50 firefighters from Kern County and assisting agencies aggressively attacked the flames and stopped the fire's progression at 50 acres. Six patrols, four engines, one helicopter, one hand crew, 2 battalion Chiefs, and 1 water tender supported the operations.  The fire is presently 100% contained. Crews are remaining on scene for for mop up.  

Evacuations: None - No immediate threat to homes

Closures: None

Assisting Agencies: Bakersfield Fire Department, Bakersfield Police Department









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