Industrial Incident

Incident Name: Industrial Incident
Incident Location: 300 block of Industrial Street
Incident Time: 05:41:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 11-21-2017
Incident Type: Industrial Fire
Equipment Assigned: Engines 41, 42; Truck 41; Battalion 4; PIO
Cause: Mechanical Failure
Total Personnel: 14

Bakersfield, CA

At 5:41 this evening, Kern County firefighters responded to a Commercial Fire Alarm at a custom rubber molding facility.  Firefighters arrived on scene within four minutes and were faced with a large industrial structure with smoke showing.  Additional fire units were requested.  Firefighters forced entry into the building and located raw rubber product on fire.  Firefighters searched the interior for occupants and salvaged equipment.  The amount of fire spread was limited due to the activation of two fire sprinklers.  These sprinklers, along with an aggressive attack by firefighters, limited the damage to $75,000.  Firefighters were able to save an estimated $2 million in machinery and industrial equipment.

The fire was caused by a mechanical failure.  No injuries.

Assisting Agencies: Bakersfield Fire Department








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