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
Non Injury: none
Displaced Persons: 0
Evacuation Comments: None
Chief Officer(s): 1
Engine Companies: 3
Truck Companies: 1
Safety Officer(s): 0
Public Information Officer(s): 0
Fire Investigator(s): 0
Overhead Personnel: 1
Utilities: RPU and So Cal gas
Red Cross: 0
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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.
Incident Commander: T. Perna
Prepared By: T. Perna
Date / Time Posted: 12/18/19 0220
Information Center: 951.826.5321