Houston Incident

Incident Name: Houston Incident
Incident Time: 8:19:00 PM
Incident Date: 01-13-2016
Incident Location:

10000 Block of Houston Avenue

Incident Type: Structure Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 51, 52, 42, 45; Truck 41;

USAR 61; LA 66; Battalion 4; Safety

2; A Unit 2,5,7,8; PIO  

Personnel: 27


Lamont, CA

Just before 8:30 PM tonight, the Kern County Fire  Department received a call for a structure fire at the 10000 block of Houston Ave. The first engine company on scene was faced with smoke coming from multiple areas of the approximately 1,200 square foot single story home and residents in the front yard communicating that someone is still in the home. The son of the victim and a nearby neighbor made several attempts to remove the victim, but were unsuccessful due to heavy smoke conditions. With this information, additional resources were started to assist with making the rescue and extinguishing the fire. Crews made entry through a side door and were able to find a victim laying in a hallway unconscious. Crews were able to quickly remove the victim from the home and into an ambulance for transport to a local hospital. There were no injuries to firefighters. In conjunction with the rescue, additional engine companies made an aggressive attack on the fire and were able to contain the fire to the room of origin. There did not appear to be any working smoke detectors in the home. 

Additional Information: The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind you to make sure you have working smoke detectors in your home.  

Assisting  Agencies: Hall Ambulance, KCSO, CHP, P.G. & E., Kern County Building Dept.




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