Incident Name: Comanche Incident
Incident Time: 3:55:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 7-14-2018
Incident Type: Wildland Fire

Engines 345, 41, 42; Patrols 41, 42, 51, 64; Battalion 4; Dozers 1, 5; Crew 11; Superintendent 40; Helicopter 408; Water Tender 11; Safety; Arson; PIO; Air Attack; 2 Air Tankers

Bakersfield Fire:  Engines 10,2;  Patrol 10; Battalion 1 

Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries:  0
Total Personnel: 48



Bakersfield, CA

At approximately 3:55 PM Saturday afternoon, the Bakersfield City Fire Department received multiple calls of a vegetation fire near Comanche Drive and Highway 178. Initial reports stated that a field was on fire. Kern County resources were requested as the fire moved into county response area. The first arriving crews encountered a 10 acre fire, moving at a moderate rate of spread (around 3 miles per hour), burning in grass and brush. With extreme temperatures and structures in the area, Helicopter 408 was started to make water drops. In order to protect homes and stop the spread of fire, fire dozers, air tankers, an in county hand crew, as well as, additional fire patrols were ordered. These vital resources coordinated an effective attack making outstanding progress on containing the fire in under an hour. No structures were lost and no injuries were reported. Crews will remain on scene to continue to extinguish hot spots within the areas already burned. Forward progress of the fire has been stopped and is fully contained. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Evacuations: None

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents living in high fire hazard areas to make sure they maintain the defensible space around their homes.


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