Riverside Fire Department

Structure Fire

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Incident Name: Cover Incident

Date Reported: 12/27/2019

Time Reported: 0018 hours

Incident Location: 4200 block of Cover Street

Ward #: Ward 3 Ronaldo Fierro

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Incident Number: 19-0038857

Control Time: 12/27/2019 0037 Hours

Fatalities: 0

Critical: 0

Moderate: 0

Minor: 0

Non Injury: 1

Displaced Persons: 2

Loss: $140,000

Save: $185,000


  • Unintentional
  • Evacuations: N/A

    Evacuation Comments: N/A

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1

    Ambulance(s): 1

    Firefighter(s): 15

    Safety Officer(s): N/A

    Public Information Officer(s): N/A

    Fire Investigator(s): N/A

    Overhead Personnel: 0

    Mutial Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:

    EOC: N/A

    Utilities: N/A

    Red Cross: N/A

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: N/A

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained: N/A

    Incident Size Acreage: N/A

    Current Situation

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    At 12:18 AM on 12/27/2019, the City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire. The first arriving captain reported a fire in a single-story, single family house. The fire was knocked down in nine minutes and totally controlled at 12:37 AM. The fire caused extensive damage to the interior of the house. The fire originated in the master bedroom and was caused by an unattended cigarette. The homeowner was the only person home at the time of the incident. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • AMR

  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Todd Gooch

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Todd Gooch

    Date / Time Posted: 12/27/2019 0310

    Information Center: 951.826.5321