Riverside Fire Department

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Incident Name: Market Street

Date Reported: 06/08/2020

Time Reported: 1615 Hours

Incident Location: Market Street X Rivera

Ward #: Ward 1, Councilmember Edwards

Type of Incident: Trash Truck Fire

Incident Number: RIV #20-016148

Control Time: 6/8/2020 at 2100 Hours





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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 4

    Truck Companies: 2



    Firefighter(s): 22

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    Overhead Personnel: 1

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    Current Situation

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

    On Monday June 8, 2018 at 4:15 p.m., The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to Market X Rivera for a CR&R Garbage Truck on fire.  The driver had noticed the load was on fire and pulled over.  The fire impinged upon the motor rendering the truck and unable to dump the load.  The truck was fully loaded.  The driver was unable to move the vehicle and a mechanic would not be able to assist.  Firefighters utilized a rotary saw to create openings in the side of the body of the truck to begin extinguishment.

    The City of Riverside Fire Department Technical Rescue team responded to the incident to utilize torches to cut open large panels to aid in extinguishment and to remove part of the garbage.  Removing the compact waste was time consuming and cumbersome.  The fire was extinguished enough for the truck to be towed to CR&R yard in Perris, CA.  A City of Riverside Fire Department engine company escorted the truck to Perris. 

    A total of 22 firefighters and one chief officer responded to the incident.  There were no firefighter injuries.  A representative from CR&R was on scene for the duration of the incident.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • RPD

  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 06/08/2020 at 2130 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321