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Incident Name: Arlington Incident

Date Reported: 09/16/2023

Time Reported: 0849 Hours

Incident Location: 3624 Arlington Ave, Riverside Ca. 92506

Ward #: Ward 3 Fierro

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Incident Number: RIV #23-31521

Control Time: 09/16/2023 at 0905 Hours





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Loss: $2,500

Save: 1,000,000


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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 17

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    Fire Investigator(s): 2

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    Update #1- Investigators were able to work with RPD and church staff to view on-site camera footage.  A possible suspect was identified, and a description was passed on to RPD.  At the conclusion of the incident, Engine 3 left the scene to travel back to the station.  On their way, they located the suspect in question walking along Magnolia, near Elizabeth.  RPD was requested and the individual was taken into custody.  It is believed the suspect is also responsible for a second fire at 6919 Magnolia.  Fire investigators are working closely with RPD to gather all information and evidence.


    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at the fellowship Baptist church in the 3600 block of Arlington Avenue.  The first arriving engine reported smoke coming from a side door.   Fire attack was initiated and the fire was quickly placed under control.  Upon investigation, a secondary fire was located at an exterior wall, unrelated to the first fire.  Both fires were extinguished and fire investigators were requested.  The church sustained minor fire and smoke damage.  Investigators are currently working with Riverside Police to determined the cause.  Church staff is on scene.     


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  • RPD

  • Incident Commander: Captain Eric Peniata

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Date / Time Posted: 09/16/2023 1132

    Information Center: 951.826.5321