Kittens rescued from California City mobile home fire

Posted at 9:35 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 00:35:19-04

Two kittens were rescued following a mobile home fire in California City on Sunday, fire officials said.

Emergency crews were called out to the blaze on Camp Fire Drive and found the home engulfed in flames.

No one was home at the time, but crews found two kittens suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. 

The cats were treated by fire crews and are now being prepared for adoption.

Anyone interested in adopting the kittens should contact California City Animal Control at 760-373-8606.



On Sunday, August 14, 2016, at about 6:47pm, California City Fire Rescue was
dispatched to a reinforced structure fire at 171 Camp Fire Dr. in California City.
Medic Engine 190, Command 190, and an Arson Investigator responded. ME190
arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire coming from a single-wide mobile
home. Firefighters attempted to enter the structure but noticed most of the floor had
burned away and there was heavy smoke and fire inside which prevented entry. They
established a defensive attack of the fire. Firefighters were challenged by extremely
hot weather and gusty winds which threatened neighboring homes.
Firefighters eventually gained access into the building and completed a primary
search for victims. They did not locate any humans but were able to rescue two
kittens that were next to the fire. They were suffering from burn injury, and had
smoke inhalation. Firefighters Ozzy Guerrero and Jonathan Mielkus provided first
aid to the kittens while they recovered from the fire. The kittens were turned over to
Animal Control and are doing much better now. On August 15th, the kittens were
transferred to an animal rescue group that will raise them until they are old enough to
be adopted. Anyone interested in adopting the kittens can contact California City
Animal Control at 760-373-8606 for further details.
Firefighters continued the overhaul process and initiated the fire investigation. There
were no injuries to civilian or firefighting personnel. The cause of the fire remains
under investigation. Approximately seventy-five percent of the structure suffered
major damage from the fire.
We would like to thank the assisting agencies including the Kern County Fire
Department, Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department, California City Police
Department, California City Animal Control, and Hall Ambulance.