Saturday morning at about 3:57 am, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire responded to a commercial structure fire involving a tire shop at the 31000 block of Highway 74 in Homeland, CA. While the amount of resources deployed made it seem as if the building was fully engulfed in flames, the fire was discovered to be contained to the exterior of the shop and extinguished within minutes.
Considering the possibility of a fully engulfed structure with multiple stacks of tires surrounding the area, several fire trucks, a ladder truck and a breathing support truck was deployed in preparation for the worse. The thick black smoke released by burning tires can be quite toxic and the flames can burn for quite a long time, be intense and damaging to the environment.
Fortunately, upon arrival, firefighters determined that the flames were not particularly alarming in size and extinguished the fire in less than 20 minutes. The structure suffered roof and external damages estimated to be around $10.000.
INCIDENT INFORMATION FACT SHEET
Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE
|Incident Name: 74 (CONTAINED)||Type of Incident: Commercial Structure Fire|
|Incident Address: Tire Shop, 31000 Block Highway 74||Incident Number: CA-RRU-136583|
|Community: Homeland||Date Reported: 11/12/2016|
|Time Reported: 3:57 AM|
|Est. Containment Time: 11/12/2016 4:16 AM|
|Est. Control Time:|
|Saved: $250,000.00||Evacuations: No|
|(Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)|
UPDATE 11/12/16 @ 7:30 a.m. – The fire was contained to the exterior façade and roof of the building.
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a commercial fire at a tire shop on the 31000 block of Highway 74 in Homeland. The first arriving engine company reported a 1,500 square foot, single story commercial building with fire showing. Firefighters quickly contained the fire to the exterior of the building.
|Firefighters: 17||Utilities: No|
|Law Enforcement: No||Engine Companies: 4|
|Air Attack: No||Truck Companies: 1|
|EMD: No||Overhead Personnel: 1|
|American Red Cross: No||Fire Investigator: No|
|Public Information Officer: No||Displaced Persons: No|
|Specialized Equipment: None,|
|CAL FIRE/Riverside, Riverside County Fire Department|