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News Release
Release Date: 06/27/2013 Release Time: 12:51 PM
Contact: Training Captain / PIO
Bruce Vanderhorst
Subject: Structure Fire with Cat Rescue
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On June 26, 2013 at 10:31 p.m., fire units from The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a reported residential structure fire at 6066 Streeter Avenue. Upon arrival fire units discovered a residential structure fire with a fully involved bedroom. Firefighters from the Airport Station made an aggressive fire attack and they were able to contain the fire to the bedroom of origin. A total of 16 firefighters were on scene. The house sustained smoke and heat damage. Firefighters conducted a primary search of the structure and discovered a cat in need of medical attention. Oxygen was given to the cat and the cat was doing fine when firefighters left the scene. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. A second cat was located but had succumbed to the fire. Animal control assisted the fire department.
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