Riverside Fire Department

Van Buren Incident

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Incident Name: Van Buren Incident

Date Reported: 06/11/2020

Time Reported: 2201 Hours

Incident Location: 9500 Block of Magnolia Ave. Rivrside CA 92504

Ward #: Ward 5 Placencia

Type of Incident: Commercial Structure Fire

Incident Number: RIV #20-0016501

Control Time: 06/11/2020 @ 2345 Hours

Fatalities: 0

Critical: 0

Moderate: 0

Minor: 0

Non Injury: YES

Displaced Persons: 0

Loss: 750,000.00

Save: 1,500,000.00


  • Cause under investigation
  • Evacuations: 0

    Evacuation Comments: N/A

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 2

    Engine Companies: 6

    Truck Companies: 3

    Squad(s): 2

    Ambulance(s): 1

    Firefighter(s): 41

    Safety Officer(s): 1

    Public Information Officer(s): 1

    Fire Investigator(s): 2

    Overhead Personnel: 3

    Mutial Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:

  • Breathing Support
  • EOC: 1

    Utilities: 1

    Red Cross:

    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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    The Riverside City Fire Department responded to a reported commercial structure fire on the 9500 block of Magnolia.  While enroute Battalion 2 reported smoke showing from the station. Upon arriving on scene the first due Engine company reported a working fire in a medium sized commercial structure.  The fire quickly grew to a 3 alarm fire in order to control the fire.

    The fire was found to be on the second floor of the structure and an aggressive interior attack was begun.  Shortly after committing to an offensive attack the roof of the structure became compromised and the incident was quickly switched to a defensive fire. The fire was brought under control in approximately 45 minutes.

    Through the efforts of the Riverside Fire Department 3 other buildings and respective businesses were saved from the fire. 

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • RPD

  • Incident Commander: Scott Wilson

    Prepared By: Scott Wilson

    Date / Time Posted: 06/12/2020 @ 0350 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321