Fire claims home

Fire claims homeA Graaf Avenue home is gutted by fire early Tuesday morning. According to the Kern County Fire Department, engines from Stations 71, 73, 74, 75 and 77 were dispatched to a double-wide mobile home on the 1400 block of Graaf. They arrived to find the home 50-percent involved in fire. Occupants of the home advised an officer on site that everyone who lived in the structure had vacated. Wind conditions and modifications to the structure exacerbated the battle against the flames, officials reported. Assisting agencies included PG&E, Southern California Edison, Ridgecrest Police Department, Kern County Sheriff’s Office, China Lake Fire Department and Hazmat. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2017-12-08