Riverside Fire Department
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Commercial Structure Fire

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Incident Name: Lincoln

Date Reported: 12/04/2020

Time Reported: 1652

Incident Location: 7800 block of Lincoln

Ward #: 4

Type of Incident: Commercial Structure Fire

Incident Number: 20-35491

Control Time: 1719





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:

Loss: 10000

Save: 4,900,000


  • Failure of equipment or heat source
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    Chief Officer(s): 2

    Engine Companies: 5

    Truck Companies: 2

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 28

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s): 1

    Fire Investigator(s): 1

    Overhead Personnel: 2

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    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a commercial structure fire at Carpenter Company. In route, a visible black column of smoke was seen from a distance and multiple callers to the 911 service center. The first in engine advise flames and heavy smoke upon arrival,  2nd alarm was requested and crews engaged in fire attack. Two Truck companies were assigned to the roof with an above ground water supply application to attack the fire. The crews were able to take the heat out of the fire from below. However, the fire attack from the roof crews extinguished the blaze.

    The fire originated from an overheated commercial motor used to move foam particles (small pieces) through a 24 inch pipe from one end of the business to the opposite end for collection. The motor’s shroud had a small hole which possibly blew foam particles from the piping. The collection of the foam was on or near the overheated motor and caught fire. The fire extended on the roof to one of the skylights. The cause of the fire was an overheated commercial blower motor.

    After the fire was extinguished and the investigation was complete, overhaul commenced.

    The building was then turned over to Carpenter’s Employee

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: T. Perna

    Prepared By: T. Perna

    Date / Time Posted: 12/08/2020 2125

    Information Center: 951.826.5321