Incident Name: Highway 99 and 166 Incident
Incident Time: 8:05:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 6-22-2018
Incident Type: Vehicle Fire
Equipment Assigned: Engines 56, 55, 454; Water Tender 55; PIO;  Battalion 5
Cause: Unknown
Total Personnel: 12

Bakersfield,  CA

The Kern County Fire Department received a report of a vehicle fire involving a semi truck on Northbound 99 half a mile North of 166. First arriving personnel encountered a tractor trailer fire, the tractor was fully involved in flames and extending into the trailer. Fire extended into the grass adjacent to the roadway and burned less than 1/8 of an acre. Crews immediately extinguished the grass fire and kept it from extending more into the flat lands. Next in engines were able to aggressively contain the fire, but the semi truck with a load of bananas was a complete loss. 

Additional Information:  The Kern County Fire Department wishes to advise drivers to exercise caution on the roadway.  Steep grades present extra hazards to vehicles and the public.  Slow down and save a life.  

Assisting Agencies California Highway Patrol and Kern County Environmental Health Department 



Text Size