Seven Kern County fire engines used to fight fire in Wofford Heights

5 overhead emergency vehicles also used

WOFFORD HEIGHTS, Calif. - Fire crews are still on scene of a fully involved home fire in Wofford Heights, according to the Kern County Fire Department's Facebook page ( ).

On Thursday, April 11, at about 8 a.m., fire crews with the Kern County Fire Department went to a home on the 100 block of Mountain View Lane in Wofford Heights. 

Officials said when they left the station they noticed a large black column of smoke from the area and a second alarm response was requested, bringing multiple engines from the Bakersfield and Piute area to assist in extinguishing the fire.

The first fire engine that arrived at the house said that the home was 90 percent involved with fire and exposures in the west and south.

Firefighters said it appeared that the fire started in the front of the building and made its way to the back by the time they arrived.

The Incident Commander ordered crews to 'use a defensive attack to protect the exposures until adequate resources were on scene' according to the incident report.

Due to the large volume of the fire, and items inside the home, officials said extensive overhaul was needed to find all the hot spots inside.

Kern County firefighters, along with help from U.S. Forest Service firefighters, were able to bring the fire under control in less than 45 minutes.

Fire officials estimated the property damage value at about $150,000. A total of seven engines, one patrol, and five overhead emergency equipment vehicles were on scene of the fire.

No one was home at the time the fire started and no injuries were reported, according to KCFD officials.


Fire Investigators were called to the scene to help determine a cause, however the cause is still under investigation at this time.



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