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Incident Name: Magnolia Incident

Date Reported: 01/12/2020

Time Reported: 0734 Hours

Incident Location: 11500 Block of Magnolia Ave, Riverside CA

Ward #: Ward 7, Councilman Steve Hemenway

Type of Incident: Vehicle Fire next to a Structure

Incident Number: 20-0001277

Control Time: 01/12/2020 at 0745 Hours





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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 17

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle on fire next to a multi-family townhome at the Tuscan Townhomes in the 11500 block of Magnolia Ave. When the first due Engine Company arrived, they found a vehicle well involved in fire approximately 2 feet from a row of townhomes. The fire was close enough to the building to lap up onto a second story cornice, threatening the townhomes. Riverside City Firefighters were able to quickly deploy a hose line to prevent the fire from extending into the row of townhomes. With the use of firefighting foam, the fire was quickly knocked down. Riverside Firefighters remained on scene for approximately 45 minutes ventilating the adjacent garage, and mopping up the burned vehicle. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Captain Greg White

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Jeff DeLaurie

    Date / Time Posted: 01/12/2020 1445 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321