Riverside Fire Department

Thornton Incident

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Incident Name: Thornton Incident

Date Reported: 07/21/2023

Time Reported: 0245 Hours

Incident Location: 1900 block of Thornton St.

Ward #: Ward 1 Edwards

Type of Incident: Residential Structure Fire

Incident Number: 23-0024392

Control Time: 0305 Hours





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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 16

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    On July 21st at 2:45 a.m., the City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the 1900 block of Thornton St.  Fire department crews arrived and found a working fire in a vacant house with an attached garage.  Fire department crews made an aggressive attack on the fire and contained it to the garage.  A primary search was completed and the house was confirmed to be vacant.  The cause of the fire was undetermined.  There were not any civilian or firefighter injuries reported.

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    Incident Commander: Captain Jesse Norton

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Mike Allen

    Date / Time Posted: 07/21/2023 0551

    Information Center: 951.826.5321