Riverside Fire Department

Selkirk Incident

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Incident Name: Selkirk Incident

Date Reported: 09/14/2019

Time Reported: 1250 Hours

Incident Location: 10200 Block of Selkirk Ave, Riverside, CA 92505

Ward #: Ward 6 Perry

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Incident Number: RIV #19-027573

Control Time: 1312 Hours




Minor: 1

Non Injury:

Displaced Persons: 4

Loss: 100,000

Save: 300,000


  • Failure of equipment or heat source
  • Evacuations: N/A

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    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1

    Ambulance(s): 1

    Firefighter(s): 17

    Safety Officer(s): 0

    Public Information Officer(s): 0

    Fire Investigator(s): 2

    Overhead Personnel:

    Mutial Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:



    Red Cross: Yes

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    Current Situation

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    On Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 12:50 p.m., The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the 10200 block of Selkirk Ave. Firefighters arrived to find a single-story, single-family structure with heavy fire and smoke coming from the attached garage. Firefighters extinguished the fire in the garage, conducted a primary search, and no occupants were found. Firefighters did discover two pets in the residence, and they were removed. One dog was able to be revived on scene, and the other dog was deceased. The dog that was revived was transported to a local animal emergency hospital in critical condition. The homeowner was treated on scene by Firefighter/Paramedics and transported by AMR to a local area hospital for smoke inhalation that occurred while attempting to extinguish the fire.

    Firefighters performed salvage and overhaul. On duty investigators conducted an investigation and determined the cause of the fire was electrical. Red Cross was requested to the scene for three displaced Adults and one child. The home was turned over to the landlord.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • AMR
  • Red Cross
  • RPD

  • Incident Commander: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 09/14/2019 1723 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321