Riverside Fire Department

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Incident Name: Massachusetts Incident

Date Reported: 10/19/2023

Time Reported: 1126 Hours

Incident Location: 2995 Iowa Avenue

Ward #: Ward 1 Edwards

Type of Incident: Gas Leak

Incident Number: RIV #23-035530

Control Time:





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:




  • Cause, Other
  • Evacuations: Yes - Local Businesses

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 3

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1



    Firefighter(s): 14

    Safety Officer(s): 2

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s):

    Overhead Personnel: 3

    Mutual Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:

  • Haz-Mat
  • EOC: Yes

    Utilities: Yes

    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed:

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

    Incident Size Acreage:

    Current Situation

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

    The City of Riverside Fire Department is currently responding to an active gas leak situation at the parking lot of 2995 Iowa Avenue, caused by ongoing construction work. Evacuations of affected businesses are already underway. Assistance has been requested from the Southern California Gas Company and the Riverside Police Department (RPD). Leading the incident is Battalion 1 Vanderhhorst as the Incident Commander, and there are currently two Chiefs, three Engines, one Truck, and three overhead personnel present on the scene.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Brian Guzzetta

    Date / Time Posted: 10/19/2023 1245

    Information Center: 951.826.5321