Stradley Incident

Incident Name: Stradler Incident
Incident Time: 3:30:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 5-17-2018
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Equipment Assigned: Engines 33, 34, 31, 37, 32, 335, 61, 63; Truck 65; Safety 4;  Battalions 3, 6; PIO
Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries: None
Total Personnel: 31

Delano,  CA

At approximately 3:30 this morning, Kern County Fire Department received a call for a structure fire located at the 11000 block of Stradley Avenue in Delano, CA. Engine Crews arrived on scene and found a fully involved structure and immediately called for a second alarm response. The father was awoken by his children screaming and the family of 3 adults and 5 children and their dog were able to escape the fire.

Water supply for the incident was an issue, but crews immediately set a water shuttle to support the fire operations. The nearest water supply was a mile away, but crews established the rotation and after the fourth engine arrived a steady flow of water was created. The home was a total loss and Red Cross was contacted for the family. Fire is under investigation.

Assisting Agencies CDCR E937, SCE, KCSO

Additional Information: The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind you that approximately two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Since most fatal fires occur at night, it’s essential that every home has a working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Working smoke alarms increase the chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent.




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