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Incident Name: Irving Incident

Date Reported: 10/5/2020

Time Reported: 0731 Hours

Incident Location: 1500 Block of Riverside, Riverside, CA 92504

Ward #: Ward 5

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Incident Number: RIV #20-028958

Control Time: 10/5/2020 1016 Hours





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Loss: $50,000

Save: $250,000


  • Cause undetermined after investigation
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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 17

    Safety Officer(s): 1

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    On Monday October 5, 2020 at 7:31 a.m. The City of Riverside Fire Department responded a first alarm structure fire assignment to the 1500 Block of Irving for reports of an outbuilding on fire.   Firefighters arrived to discover two outbuildings to the rear of a residential property on fire.  Firefighters extinguished the fire and held the fire to the two outbuildings that were on fire.  The residential owners are running a party rental supply business to the rear of the property.  A family pet was found deceased in the fire in a dog kennel cage.  The fire cause was undetermined after investigation by on duty arson investigators.  The loss is estimated at $50,000 with a save of $250,000. 

    Riverside County Animal Control responded to the incident to secure the deceased family pet.  Code Enforcement, Fire Prevention along with Building and Safety responded to the incident.   A total of 17 firefighters, one chief officer and one safety officer responded to the incident.  There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. 

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    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 10/5/2020 1440

    Information Center: 951/237.6310