Riverside Fire Department

Cypress Incident

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Incident Name: Cypress

Date Reported: 10/30/2019

Time Reported: 1103

Incident Location: 10400 Cypress Ave.

Ward #: 7

Type of Incident: Residential Structure Fire

Incident Number: 19-0032732

Control Time: 10/30/2019 1205



Moderate: 1

Minor: 1

Non Injury:

Displaced Persons: 4

Loss: 300,000

Save: 55,000


  • Cause undetermined after investigation
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 5

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1

    Ambulance(s): 2

    Firefighter(s): 30

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s): 3

    Overhead Personnel: 2

    Mutual Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:

  • Breathing Support
  • EOC:

    Utilities: 1

    Red Cross: 3

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed:

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

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    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a possible structure fire in the 10400 block of Cypress Avenue. With multiple reports coming into the dispatch center, and a large column of smoke coming from the area, the responding Battalion Chief added 2 additional engine companies to the response. The 1st due Engine Company arrived on scene and reported a single-story, single-family dwelling well involved in fire, with a live power line in the front yard. All units responding to the incident were alerted to the danger from the downed power line, and Riverside Public Utilities was immediately requested to assist. With a strong Santa Ana wind feeding the fire, the house to the west was in danger of igniting as well. Riverside City firefighters simultaneously deployed lines to protect the exposed home to the west, and entered the burning home to attack the fire. Two occupants were discovered in the back yard suffering from smoke inhalation. Riverside Fire Paramedics began treating the 2 patients, and were assisted by Paramedics from AMR. The patients were transported BY AMR to an area hospital for treatment. Due to the intense winds feeding the fire, it took firefighters one hour to bring the stubborn blaze under control. The home suffered extensive damage as a result of the fire, and one vehicle parked in the driveway was also destroyed. Riverside Firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent homes in the neighborhood. Riverside Firefighters remained at the scene for about 3 hours mopping up the blaze. There were no firefighter injuries during the incident.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • AMR

  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Jeff DeLaurie

    Prepared By: BC Jeff DeLaurie

    Date / Time Posted: 10/30/2019 2315

    Information Center: 951.826.5321