Riverside Fire Department

Halsey Incident

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Incident Name: Halsey Incident

Date Reported: 8/04/2023

Time Reported: 0922 Hours

Incident Location: 4800 Block of Halsey Place, Riverside, CA 92503

Ward #: Ward 6 Perry

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Incident Number: RIV #23--026208

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Non Injury:

Displaced Persons: 4

Loss: 297,720



  • Cause undetermined after investigation
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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 4

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 19

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    Fire Investigator(s): 1

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    Utilities: RPU / So Cal Gas

    Red Cross: Yes

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    Final Update:

    On August 4th, 2023, at 9:22 AM, the City of Riverside Fire Department arrived at a structure fire on Halsey Place. Crews quickly confirmed all occupants were safe and initiated a defensive fire attack to contain the blaze's origin. The fire was limited to the main fire occupancy without harming neighboring structures. The Riverside Police Department managed traffic, while Riverside Public Utilities and Southern California Gas Company secured utilities. Arson Investigators identified the garage as the origin but couldn't determine the cause due to extensive damage. The Red Cross assisted four displaced occupants, and fortunately, no injuries were reported among firefighters or civilians. Roughly 60% of the structure was destroyed, resulting in an estimated loss of $297,720 for the building and $90,000 for possessions.



    The City of Riverside Fire Department is currently on scene of a residential structure fire in the 4800 Block of Halsey Place.  The residential structure was reported to be fully involved upon arrival.  A primary search was completed with no occupants found.  The structure fire is a defensive operation at this time.  Currently there are no firefighter or civilian injuries.  The commitment time is two hours. 

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    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Brian Guzzetta

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 8/04/2023 1007 Hours

    Information Center: 951.237.6310