Riverside Fire Department

Grace Incident

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Incident Name: Grace Incident

Date Reported: 06/30/2022

Time Reported: 0828 Hours

Incident Location: 7800 Block Evans St, Riverside CA 92504

Ward #: Ward 4 Conder

Type of Incident: Ruptured Gas Linie

Incident Number: RIV #22-21826

Control Time:





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons: 20




  • Unintentional
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments: Villegas Community Center

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 2

    Engine Companies: 2

    Truck Companies: 1



    Firefighter(s): 13

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s):

    Overhead Personnel:

    Mutial Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:

  • Breathing Support
  • Haz-Mat
  • EOC: Activated

    Utilities: Riverside Power and Water, So Cal Gas Co

    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed:

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

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    Current Situation

    (Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)

    *Final Update*

    As of 1154 Hours on 6/30/2022, the leak has been stopped and all fire resources have been released.  Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place orders have also been lifted and residents are permitted to return home.  The Gas Co and Riverside Water will be on scene working in the 7800 Block of Evans for additional 4-5 hours.  Gas service to that area has been turned off to the homes and the Gas Co will restore service once they are completed.  


    The City of Riverside Fire Department is currently on the scene of a ruptured gas line in the 7800 block of Evans St.  Riverside Water was performing underground work when they ruptured an unmarked 3"-5" gas line.  Fire crews arrived on scene and evacuated Evans St between Jefferson and Grace.  An evacuation notice and a shelter-in-place message was sent via social media through the city Office of Emergency Services.  The Gas Co is currently woking on mitigating the leak and estimates to stop it are at 2-4 hours.  The BNSF rail line had been shut down for 1 hour but has reopened.  Engine 10 Captain is the Grace IC.  Updates will follow as we gather more information.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Fire Captain Eric Wilmer

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Date / Time Posted: 06/30/2022 1045

    Information Center: 951.826.5321