Trino Incident

Incident Name: Trino Incident
Incident Time:

8:44:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 10-02-2018
Incident Type: Structure Fire
Agencies Assigned: Engines 54, 52, 51, 45, 42, 55; Battalions 5, 4; Breathing Support 66: Safety Officer; PIO; Arson Investigator
Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries: None
Structure Value Lost: $50,000
Structure Value Saved: $175,000
Total Personnel: 25

Arvin, CA

At 8:44 p.m. the Kern County Fire Department responded to a reported fire in a structure in the 500 block of Trino Avenue in Arvin, CA. First arriving crews assessed that a fire outside of the structure had spread to the attic. Occupants were found to have evacuated prior to the fire departments arrival. After making entry into the smoke charged house, crews determined that the fire was contained to the attic space. In order to prevent more damage, next in crews began deploying waterproof tarps to cover the occupants’ valuables. In order to locate the area of the attic that was burning, crews began to remove the ceiling material. Fire personnel coordinated efforts to locate the seat of the fire and were able to extinguish it despite the tight working conditions of an attic space. An arson investigator was requested to help determine cause. There were no civilians or firefighters injured. However, due to damage to the structure the occupants were displaced and will stay with a family member.

The Kern County Fire Department would like to take this time to remind residents of the importance of having working smoke detectors in their homes. November 4th daylight savings ends, and when you change your clock, change your batteries. 

Assisting Agencies: Arvin Building Department, PG&E, SCE.

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