Bakersfield.- Shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Friday July 29, 2016, a Kern County Fire Department Arson Investigator traveling in the area of Stockdale Highway and Nord Road spotted smoke South of his location. During his investigation an adult male was located and taken into custody for suspected arson.
First Arriving crews encountered a fire in light flashy fuels. In all, 50 firefighters from Kern County and assisting agencies aggressively attacked the flames and stopped the fire’s progression at 50 acres. Six Patrols, four engines, one helicopter, one hand crew, 2 battalion Chiefs, and 1 water tender supported the operations. The fire is presently 100% contained. Crews are remaining on scene for mop up.
EVACUATIONS: No immediate threat to homes
ASSISTING AGENCIES: Bakersfield Fire Department, Bakersfield Police Department.