Riverside Fire Department

Palm Incident

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Incident Name: Palm Incident

Date Reported: 11/24/2023

Time Reported: 1324 Hours

Incident Location: 6300 block of Palm Ave.

Ward #: 3

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Incident Number: 23-040072

Control Time: 1405 Hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons: 2

Loss: $150000

Save: $350000


  • Cause undetermined after investigation
  • Evacuations:

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    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 15

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s): 1

    Overhead Personnel:

    Mutual Aid:

  • No Mutual Aid Received
  • Specialized Equipment:



    Red Cross: 1

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed:

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

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    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 6300 Block of Palm Avenue.  The first arriving unit found heavy smoke and fire coming from multiple sides of a detached garage with a small, attached apartment.  Fire crews deployed hose lines and attacked the fire, keeping it contained to the garage.  While conducting a primary search of the attached residence, firefighters found a small dog unconscious and not breathing inside a smoke-filled room.  She was carried outside and given successful life saving measures before being reunited with her owners.

    The cause of the fire was undetermined.  The loss was $150000 with a save of $350000.  The Red Cross was contacted for 3 displaced residents and one small dog.  They were also issued a SAVE card.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • Red Cross
  • Riverside Public Utilities
  • RPD

  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Garrett Coryell

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Garrett Coryell

    Date / Time Posted: 11/24/2023 1725

    Information Center: 951.351.6120