Riverside Fire Department
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Incident Name: Magnolia

Date Reported: 10/13/2020

Time Reported: 1605

Incident Location: 9800 Block of Magnolia

Ward #: 5

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Incident Number: 20-29888

Control Time: 1622





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:

Loss: 5000

Save: $4,145,000


  • Failure of equipment or heat source
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    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1


    Firefighter(s): 17

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s): 1

    Overhead Personnel: 1

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    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of fire in a hotel. Upon arrival we found a three story hotel with smoke showing from the third floor. The first in engine company was assigned fire attack on third floor. They found a fire in the elevator that was stopped at the third floor. We checked for fire extension in the attic of the hotel, the adjacent rooms and surrounding areas. There was no fire extension found. The fire was contained to the elevator and point of origin.

    The fire investigation revealed that the fan in the roof of the elevator malfunction and caught fire burning the elements inside of the elevator. The area was mopped up and cleared of any residual fire. The owner of the property was advised of the situation and once the Fire Department’s business was concluded, the property was turned over to the owner.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: T. Perna

    Prepared By: T. Perna

    Date / Time Posted: 10/13/2020 2020

    Information Center: 951.826.5321