Riverside Fire Department

Smart and Final Incident

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Incident Name: Smart and Final Incident

Date Reported: 04/15/2022

Time Reported: 1938 Hours

Incident Location: 2700 block of Canyon Springs Pkwy

Ward #: Ward 2 Cervantes

Type of Incident: Structure Fire - Roof Mounted Air Conditioner

Incident Number: RIV #22-0012766

Control Time: 1959 Hours





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Displaced Persons:

Loss: 200,000

Save: 3,000,000


  • Cause under investigation
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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 2

    Truck Companies: 2

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 18

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    Current Situation

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

    The City of Riverside Fire Department is currently on scene of a structure fire at the Smart and Final store in Canyon Springs.  Battalion 1 is in command of the Smart and Final incident.  The fire was found in a roof mounted air conditioner and the fire has been placed under control.  The inside of the store is filled with light smoke.  All customers and employees have been evacuated and are accounted for.  There are not any firefighter or civilian injuries reported.  Commitment time for the resources on scene is 1-2 hours.

    Final Update:

    On Friday, April 15th at 7:38 p.m., The City of Riverside Fire Department responded a first alarm structure fire assignment to the Smart & Final located at 2744 Canyon Springs Parkway.  Firefighters arrived on scene and discovered a A/C unit on the roof on fire with the fire being gas fed by a natural gas pipe.  Firefighters ensured the business was evacuated and engaged in fire attack.  The building utilities were shut-off including the natural gas.  The business was filled with light smoke. 

    The business suffered damaged to perishable food product along with water damage to product in the store. 

    Smart & Final responded out with their Lost & Theft Division to coordinate building restoration.  Riverside County Environmental Health were contacted and placed in communication with Smart & Final representatives for clean-up.  The store is closed pending restoration work and Riverside County Environmental Health approval to re-open the store.  The store is expected to re-open Saturday. 

    There were no firefighter or civilian injures.

    The fire cause is determined to be a mechanical failure of the air conditioning unit. 

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • Southern California Gas Company

  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Mike Allen

    Date / Time Posted: 04/15/2022

    Information Center: 951.826.5321