Haloid fire destroys one home, damages another

Haloid fire destroys one home, damages another One structure was destroyed and another damaged by a fire that started in the 200 block of West Haloid Avenue at around 9:35 p.m. on Oct. 30.

The Kern County Fire Department received the call for a structure fire. “Upon arrival, fire crews were faced with a 30-foot motor home fully involved and threatening nearby homes,” said the department’s report, which was issued Oct. 31.

Firefighters made an “aggressive exterior attack” on the fire in an attempt to save surrounding structures.

A total of five engines and 16 personnel responded to the fire, and of the two structures reported to be threatened, one was destroyed.

“Because of the effort of the firefighters, 1 home was spared from the fire and a home located directly near the motor home received damage to two rooms,” but was not lost entirely. Additionally, none of the three residents was within the motor home at the time of the fire.

KCFD estimates some $20,000 in structure damage and $1,000 in contents

Story First Published: 2012-11-07