Sierra Vista Incident

Incident Name: Sierra Vista Incident
Incident Time: 3:05:00 AM
Incident Date: 01-02-2016
Incident Location:

300 Block of Sierra Vista Street

Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 74, 77, 75, 73; Battalion 7;

Prevention; China Lake 21  

Personnel: 20


Ridgecrest, CA

Just after 3:00 AM this morning, the Kern County Fire  Department received a call for a structure fire at the 300 block of Sierra Vista Street.  Ridgecrest Fire Station Engine 74 arrived on scene to a 1200 square foot single family dwelling with heavy smoke coming from the garage.  The first arriving crew pulled hose lines and completed a primary and secondary search of the home. The second in engine immediately secured a water supply. Crews where able to extinguish the fire and contain it to the garage. The fire was contained within 15 minutes.

Five residents were displaced due to the fire. Red Cross was contacted and is working with the family to secure temporary housing.

Due to working smoke detectors, family members were able to be notified of the emergency, call 911 and exit the structure in a safely manner. Crews will be on scene for extensive mop up.

Additional Information: This is the time of year for freezing temperatures. Always maintain your furnaces and always clean your chimneys for any build up of black soot. 

Maintain your smoke detectors and change your batteries during the spring and fall seasons.

Assisting  Agencies: China Lake Fire Department, Red Cross, Ridgecrest Police



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