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Incident Name: Doolittle

Date Reported: 10/07/2020

Time Reported: 0956

Incident Location: 6726 Doolittle

Ward #: 7

Type of Incident: Haz Mat

Incident Number: 20-29179

Control Time: 1200





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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 2

    Truck Companies: 1



    Firefighter(s): 12

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  • Haz-Mat
  • EOC: 1


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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to an odor coming from a commercial business. Upon arrival the first in engine company located the area of the odor. The owner of the property  was requested to the scene and advised that there was over 35,000 pounds of rotten produce in a non-working cold storage facility . Due to the nature of the call, the amount of rotten produce, and the emitted smell in the area, the City of Riverside Hazardous Materials Team was requested to the scene. Along with the City of Riverside Code Enforcement and the City of Riverside Fire Prevention division. The hazardous materials team made entry into the cold storage facility and confirmed that there was multiple pallets and multiple containers of rotten products inside the cold storage facility. The gas number from the entry team inside the cold storage facility showed the ammonia was 99 ppm, C02 was 9600 ppm, and the oxygen was down to 20%. The City Code Enforcement and Fire Prevention are following up with the owner of the cold storage facility to ensure that the rotten produce is removed from the property and disposed of properly using a hazardous materials clean up company.

    The Riverside County Health and Cal OES was notified of the incident.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: T. Perna

    Prepared By: T. Perna

    Date / Time Posted: 10/07/2020 2020

    Information Center: 951.826.5321