Park Incident


Incident Name: Park Incident
Incident Time: 8:50:00 am
Incident Date: 08-04-2015
Incident Location:

Santa Maria Drive at Park Road

Incident Type: Natural Gas leak
Resources Used:

Engines 11, 12, 13; Haz Mat 66;

Battalion 1; Safety Officer;

Information 1 

Personnel: 17



Just before 9:00 AM this morning, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a natural gas leak at the intersection of Santa Maria Drive and Park Road. Crews found that a 2 inch natural gas line had been ruptured due to digging operations. Crews isolated the area and notified law enforcement for assistance with the evacuation of homes in close proximity to the leak. Nearby Golden Hills Elementary was advised of the leak and teachers and students were asked to shelter in place (school is not in session at this time). Other residents in the area were notified of the hazard. Firefighters will remain on scene as a precaution until the leak is controlled.

Evacuations: Homes in the immediate vicinity.

Road Closures: In effect around the incident location.

Assisting Agencies: KCSO, Tehachapi PD, Environmental Health, County Roads, Southern California Gas Company

Additional Information: The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind the community
to call 811 before digging. In addition, when gas lines have been marked by the Utility company, the
gas line should be identified visually before using machinery in close proximity.














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