Boat Launch Incident

Incident Name: Boat Launch Incident
Incident Time: 8:50:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 7-3-2018
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Equipment Assigned: Engines 72, 71, 76; Patrol 79; Battalions 7 
Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries: 1
Structure Value Lost: Unknown
Total Personnel: 13



Lake Isabella, CA

At approximately 9:00 am today, the Kern County Fire Department received calls for a camper fire at a boat launch on Lake Isabella. The first arriving unit encountered a 15 foot RV type camper fully involved in fire. Winds in the area were gusting and threatening nearby Wildland areas. Crews aggressively attacked the fire keeping it contained to the trailer and away from the wildland area. The trailer was a total loss. No other property was damaged.

One adult was inside and was able to evacuate before the fire department arrived. The adult male complained of smoke inhalation, but was treated at the scene. He refused transport by ambulance. No fire personnel were injured.

The cause is unknown at this time and any further investigations will be handled by the Forest Service.

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind everyone that fire season has started and extra fire cautions should be taken when recreating in fire prone areas    

Assisting Agencies: Red Cross, CHP, KCSO, Forest Service, Liberty Ambulance









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