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Incident Name: The Service Incident

Date Reported: 12/05/2020

Time Reported: 12:59 hours

Incident Location: 1800 block of Service Ct, Riverside

Ward #: Ward 1, Councilmember Erin Edwards

Type of Incident: Rubbish fire extending into a commercial enclosure

Incident Number: RIV #20-035602

Control Time: 12/05/2020 at 1427 Hours





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Loss: $5,000

Save: 95,000


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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 17

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at the Complete Coach Works at 1863 Service Ct. Upon arrival, the 1st due Engine Company reported a fire in an engine repair enclosure at the facility. Riverside Firefighters stretched handlines into the enclosure to knock down the fire. Further investigation revealed that the fire had started in a homeless encampment located along the railroad tracks and adjacent to the enclosure. The radiant heat from the fire ignited the enclosures plastic covering as well as engine parts and oil located with the enclosure. Riverside Firefighters used a rotary saw to cut a security fence to reach the fire along the railroad tracks. Service to the railroad was not affected by the fire. The fire was knocked down in about 10 minutes, but firefighters remained on scene for another hour to mop-up. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Captain Steven Loner

    Prepared By: BC Jeff DeLaurie

    Date / Time Posted: 12/05/2020 at 1600 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321