Fire officials at the Kern County Fire Department said when they arrived to the two-story home Thursday, they were told one person was still inside.
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Witt said in a written statement to KERO:
“We have to be vigilant, as families, to prepare and practice what ne to be done before, during and even after a fire. I’d like to take this time to remind everyone about some of the pillars of being fire safe in the home: 1.
Make sure you and your family have a fire escape plan. Walk through your home and go through all possible exits and escape routes.
Know two ways out of each room. Choose a meeting place a safe distance away from the home where everyone can meet after they have escaped.
Once you are out, stay out! Then, call 911. 2.
Close the door. A closed door in a home can slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire.
3. Always have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
Install smoke alarms inside every sleeping room, outside every sleeping area, and on every level on the home. 4.
Always remember, in any emergency, call 911.”