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Incident Name: Indiana Incident

Date Reported: 9/24/2020

Time Reported: 0732

Incident Location: 9820 Indiana Ave, Riverside, CA 92504

Ward #: Ward 5

Type of Incident: Commercial Structure Fire

Incident Number: RIV #20-027772

Control Time: 0745





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:

Loss: $50,000

Save: $2,000,000


  • Cause under investigation
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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 17

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    Fire Investigator(s): 2

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    On Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7:32 a.m., The City of Riverside Fire Department responded a first alarm structure fire assignment to the 9800 Block of Indiana for multiple reports of a fire inside of a commercial strip mall. 

    Firefighters arrived on scene to discover a large commercial strip mall and we were being flagged down by multiple bystanders.  Firefighters performed high density forcible entry through a metal roll up door.  Firefighters were able to extinguish a small fire in the suite.  The fire was held to the suite with smoke entering into Suite #21, #22, #23.  The structure was ventilated. A total of 17 firefighters and one chief officer responded to the incident. On-Duty investigators performed an investigation.  The cause is still under investigation. 

    There were no firefighter or civilian injuries.  Estimated damage is at $10,000 and content loss is estimated at $50,000.  The save to the structure is estimated at $2,000,000.

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  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 9/25/2020 0545

    Information Center: 951.237.6310