Montview Incident


Incident Name: Structure Fire
Incident Time: 11:48:00 am
Incident Date: 02-12-2013
Incident Location: Taft
Incident Type: Structure Fire single family dwelling
Resources Used: Engine 21, Engine 22, Engine 23, Engine 24, Engine 25, Truck 21, BC2, BC5, PIO
Number of Personnel: 18
Assisting Agencies: Kern County Sheriff Department, PG&E
Cause: Under Investigation


TAFT, CA- At approximately 11:48 am, a call was received by the Kern County Fire Department for a vacant 2 story structure on fire in the 400 block of Montview Ave in Taft. The first arriving engine company reported heavy fire from the detached garage to the rear of the property. Firefighters advanced hose lines to the rear fire building, relayed that the fire had spread to the main residence and was also threatening structures to the neighboring properties. Due to the size of the fire and potential for spread, a second alarm was requested.   Fire crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the neighboring residence, however, the main structure, detached garage, and four outbuildings were destroyed.


No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.


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