BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield City Fire Department had to fight off a naked woman while battling a fire in east Bakersfield Monday morning.
The incident happened at about 5:45 a.m. on Dore Street, near the Bakersfield Municipal Airport, as fire crews arrived to reports of a fire at a home.
Fire crews requested the help of the Bakersfield Police Department because a nude woman on the scene was trying to keep them away from the fire.
At first, crews report, she was “shooed away,” but then she came back and hit a Battalion Chief in the helmet and took swings at other firefighters.
Police say she also tried to grab a “New York Hook” that is used to pull down ceilings, at which point she was tackled by one firefighter and held down by others.
She was arrested and put into a squad car.
Investigators say they aren’t sure if the house was hers or if she was under the influence.