Riverside Fire Department

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Incident Name: University

Date Reported: 12/18/19

Time Reported: 0031

Incident Location: 1400 Block of University

Ward #: 2

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Incident Number: 19-37931

Control Time: 0050

Fatalities: none

Critical: none

Moderate: none

Minor: none

Non Injury: none

Displaced Persons: 0

Loss: 5000

Save: 500,000


  • Intentional
  • Evacuations: None

    Evacuation Comments: None

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1

    Ambulance(s): 0

    Firefighter(s): 17

    Safety Officer(s): 0

    Public Information Officer(s): 0

    Fire Investigator(s): 0

    Overhead Personnel: 1

    Mutual Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:


    Utilities: RPU and So Cal gas

    Red Cross: 0

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed:

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

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    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire department responded to a call of light gray smoke in the area of the 1400 block of University Ave. Upon arrival, we found smoke showing from the rear unit of a single story apartment complex. The building is unoccupied and boarded up. It appeared that constituents have been able to remove some of the security and occupy the structure. Forcible entry was conducted to make access into the structure safely. Crews were able to extinguished the fire; the primary and secondary searches were all clear.

    Utilities was requested and arrived on scene. The stated the power was off to the building, however the power pole was still energized. RPU stated they will de-energized the pole in the morning due to access issues.

    Building and Safety was contacted as the property owner. They stated they will respond out in the morning to board up the structure.

    The Southern California Gas Co. was requested due ti a gas smell around the structure.

    It appeared debris, hay, and grass was brought into the structure that was burning. It is unknown if it was due for heating or it was an intentional fire. However,  fire appeared to be human caused.

    The scene was secured with fire line tape and the gate was locked with a City lock.

    There were no reported injuries.

    All crews cleared the scene.


    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: T. Perna

    Prepared By: T. Perna

    Date / Time Posted: 12/18/19 0220

    Information Center: 951.826.5321