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Incident Name: Panorama Incident

Date Reported: 02/24/2020

Time Reported: 0246 Hours

Incident Location: 3000 Block of Panorama Road, Riverside

Ward #: Ward 3, Councilman Fierro

Type of Incident: Multifamily Structure Fire

Incident Number: RIV # 20-005965

Control Time: 02/24/2020 at 0600 Hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons: 13

Loss: $110,000 to the building and 2 units

Save: $390,000


  • Cause under investigation
  • Evacuations: 6 adults and 7 children

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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 16

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    Overhead Personnel: 1

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    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at the Rockledge Gardens Apartments in the 3000 block of Panorama Road. The first due squad reported moderate smoke coming from the attic of a single-story multi-family apartment. Riverside City Firefighters used ladders to make access to a fire burning in a large peaked roof built over the middle of the apartment. Bystanders had used a garden hose to fight the fire from the exterior and had managed to knock down much of the fire. Riverside City Firefighters used salvage covers and salvage vacuums to remove water from 2 of the 4 units. Extensive damage to electrical wires in the building forced the displacement of 6 adults, 7 children, and a cat. Red Cross was contacted to find shelter for 2 adults and 2 children that did not have alternative housing. The cause of the fire was electrical in nature, but the incident remains under investigation. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries during the incident.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • Red Cross

  • Incident Commander: Captain Shawn Haney

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Jeff DeLaurie

    Date / Time Posted: 02/24/2020 0615

    Information Center: 951.826.5321