Riverside Fire Department

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Incident Name: Indiana

Date Reported: 11/09/2019

Time Reported: 0043 hours

Incident Location: 7300 Indiana Ave, Riverside. Ca

Ward #: 4

Type of Incident: Commercial Structure Fire

Incident Number: 19-0033824

Control Time: 11/09/2019 at 0014 hours

Fatalities: 0

Critical: 0

Moderate: 0

Minor: 0

Non Injury: 0

Displaced Persons:

Loss: 120,000

Save: 2 Million


  • Cause under investigation
  • Evacuations: none

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    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 4

    Truck Companies: 2

    Squad(s): 1

    Ambulance(s): 1

    Firefighter(s): 25

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s): 2

    Overhead Personnel: 1

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    Specialized Equipment:

  • Breathing Support
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    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a storage container on fire adjacent to a commercial auto repair building in the 7300 block of Indiana Avenue. The first arriving Truck Company reported heavy smoke and fire coming from a storage container that was up against the building. Riverside Firefighters used a rotary saw to make access into the storage container. Due to the large amount of smoke coming from the adjacent commercial building, Riverside Firefighters forced their way into the building to check for fire extension. They were confronted with heavy smoke conditions when they entered the building. A rotary saw was used to cut a large hole in the garage door which improved conditions for firefighters inside the building. They were able to determine that a door way leading through the building into the storage container had allowed the smoke to enter the building. The building was heavily charged with smoke, but fire extension was prevented by hoselines deployed in the building. The fire was knocked down in 30 minutes. Riverside City Firefighters remained on scene for an additional 2 hours to ventilate the large building and check for fire extension. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries as a result of the fire. The fire remains under investigation at this time.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • AMR

  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Jeff DeLaurie

    Prepared By: BC Jeff DeLaurie

    Date / Time Posted: 11/09/2019 0630

    Information Center: 951.826.5321