Livestock and homes threatened by Oildale Incident Fire

Posted at 2:21 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 02:17:17-04

UPDATE (Oct. 9 11:15 p.m.): A GoFundMe has been set up for Denise and Ted Jackson, who lost their home, cars, horse stable and several horses.

The Jacksons and their five children are okay, according to Denise's brother.


UPDATE (Oct. 9 6:51 p.m.): Kern County Fire Captain Jason Knaggs said the fire started at around 1:30 p.m. this afternoon near Riverview Park.

At least 30 cars were destroyed, five horses are dead and nobody was injured. 

Several homes have burned, some of them were abandoned.

There were 60 firefighters on scene, including a helicopter.

The fire is now contained and crews are working to investigate the cause.

The Riverview Church located at 315 May Street said they have opened their doors to anyone in need of help.


UPDATE (Oct. 9 4:40 p.m.): KCFD is mopping up the fire that was burning near Willow and Oildale Drives. Crews will remain on-scene.


The Oildale Incident fire is threatening livestock and homes in the area of Willow and Oildale Drive.

KCFD is working to set-up evacuations in the area.