FIRE MELTS LIGHTS ON KERN COUNTY, CA ENGINE

A fire broke out Saturday morning in an abandoned house in the ​​1000 block of 6th Street in Wasco, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

Several abandoned vehicles and trash and vegetation caught fire and the heat from the fire melted some lights on the fire truck. A large tree also fell near fire crews; however, no injuries were reported.

“Multiple hoselines were pulled and put into action, however the fire activity was extreme and the adjacent structures, exposed to immense heat, began to ignite,” KCFD said in a Facebook post. “2nd and 3rd alarms were started. A large tree fell, landing near firefighters as they worked. A roll call was taken to confirm that all firefighters were safe and accounted for. Due to extreme radiant heat, Engine 31 experienced melted lights and other damage. As additional crews arrived they were placed where fire activity dictated. Objectives were to perform thorough victim searches on all nearby structures and to stop the fire’s spread. In spite of the incident’s intensity and the high physical and mental demand on the firefighters, these objectives were completed.”