Riverside Fire Department

Mitchell Incident

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Incident Name: Mitchell Incident

Date Reported: 7/4/2022

Time Reported: 2248 Hours

Incident Location: 5400 Block of Mitchell St, Riverside CA. 92505

Ward #: Ward 7 Hemenway

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Incident Number: RIV #22-22417

Control Time: 7/4/2022 at 2259 Hours



Moderate: 1


Non Injury:

Displaced Persons: 3

Loss: 20,000

Save: 100,000


  • Unintentional
  • Evacuations: 2

    Evacuation Comments: Awaken by neighbors

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 2

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1

    Ambulance(s): 1

    Firefighter(s): 14

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    Red Cross: Red Cross Responded

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    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 5400 Block of Mitchell, cross of Gramercy, in Ward 7.  The first arriving unit found the front porch area of a small home on fire.  The fire was extending into the eaves and roof area.  There was also a large amount of stored goods near the front door that were burning.  An aggressive fire attack was initiated to control the fire and keep it from extending to the interior.  The two elderly residents had been awakened by a neighbor and escaped the home prior to the arrival of fire units.  An elderly male sustained moderate burn injuries to his hands and face.  He was treated on scene by paramedics but refused transport by ambulance.  The home sustained moderate damage and was deemed uninhabitable due to major electrical issues.  Red Cross was requested to assist with temporary housing.  The cause of the fire appeared to be electrical in nature.  No firefighters were injured.  

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  • AMR

  • Incident Commander: Fire Captain Chuck Clements

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Date / Time Posted: 07/05/2022 0022 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321