Riverside Fire Department

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Incident Name: 12th Street Incident

Date Reported: 07/05/2020

Time Reported: 1616 Hours

Incident Location: 2300 Block of 12th St., Riverside, 92507

Ward #: Ward 2, Councilmember Melendrez

Type of Incident: Structure fire

Incident Number: RIV# 20-019080

Control Time: 07/05/2020 at 1822





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons: 1

Loss: $275,000

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  • Cause under investigation
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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 5

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1

    Ambulance(s): 1

    Firefighter(s): 24

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    Fire Investigator(s): 2

    Overhead Personnel: 1

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  • Breathing Support
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    Utilities: 2

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    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a single-family dwelling structure fire in the 2300 block of 12th Street on the East Side. Upon arrival Riverside City Firefighters were confronted with a well-established fire in a single-family dwelling. Due to the heavy fire involvement, Riverside Firefighters were forced to take a defensive stand on the burning structure and protect exposures on the sides and back of the structure. The Incident Commander requested an additional two engine companies to the scene to assist with fighting the fire, as well as an AMR unit for standby. The fire was placed under control in about 40 minutes, with firefighters remaining at the incident to mop-up for a little over two hours. Although not a total loss, the building was heavily damaged and uninhabitable. Due to the rapid fire growth, the City of Riverside Fire Department’s Arson Investigation Unit was called to the scene to investigate, and the investigation is ongoing. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries during the incident

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: BC Jeff DeLaurie

    Prepared By: Jeff DeLaurie

    Date / Time Posted: 07/05/2020 2145 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321