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River Crest Incident

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Incident Name: River Crest Incident

Date Reported: 11/04/2020

Time Reported: 1425 Hours

Incident Location: River Crest St.

Ward #: 2

Type of Incident: Confined Space with Fire

Incident Number: RIV #20-32209

Control Time: 11/04/2020 at 1600 Hours





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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1



    Firefighter(s): 14

    Safety Officer(s): 1

    Public Information Officer(s): 1

    Fire Investigator(s): 1

    Overhead Personnel: 3

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  • US&R
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    Current Situation

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    City of Riverside Fire responded to reported vegetation fire around the railroad tracks behind RaceWay Ford.   Upon fire department personnel arrival they discovered a 100 foot tunnel running underneath the railroad track with fire within the tunnel.  City of Riverside Fire Department Technical Rescue Team was dispatched to assist with confined space entry and extinguishment of fire.  No victims were found within the tunnel.  Cause of Fire is homeless living within the tunnel.  No firefighter or civilian injuries.  

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Michael Staley

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Michael Staley

    Date / Time Posted: 11/04/2020 1700

    Information Center: 951.826.5321