Incident Name: Harding Incident
Incident Time: 1:09:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 08-17-2017
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Incident Location: 1100 Block of Concord Street
Equipment Assigned: Engines 21, 22, 23, 24; Truck 21;  BC 2; Arson Unit; SF7
Personnel:  18
Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries: None


Taft, CA

On August 17th at approximately 1:09 p.m. Kern County Fire crews responded to reports of a garage on fire in the area of Harding Avenue and E Street, in Taft. Upon arrival crews were faced with a fully involved detached garage that was threatening two adjacent residences. The fire was beginning to spread to trees that were near the garage. An aggressive fire attack knocked the fire down and prevented it from spreading to the nearest residence, which is approximately 2000 square feet. The cause is under investigation. Loss to the structure was $15,000 with an approximate save of $220,000.

Assisting Agencies: PG&E, Western Kern Water Co., CHP, Taft Police Dept.



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