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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 11-2-22
A late afternoon accident occurred Sunday, Oct. 30 along Highway 120, with possible entrapment reported. Crews located a two-vehicle collision with no injuries and all occupants out of the vehicles. Modesto Fire Department Photo

The following is a listing of some of the local calls for service involving the Modesto Fire Department, which staffs Stations 27, 28, 29 and 30 in Oakdale, Knights Ferry and Valley Home; and the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department, covering the Riverbank area.

Calls were logged during the time period of Tuesday, Oct. 25 through Monday, Oct. 31. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Crews completed Monday apparatus and equipment checks and station maintenance.

Engine 29 assisted with the Valley Home Halloween parade.

5:14 p.m. – Stanislaus Engine 26, Engine 9 and BC5 responded to a reported motor vehicle accident. Engine 26 arrived to find a vehicle vs. motorcycle and began to assist with patient care. One patient was transported from the scene with major injuries to a local emergency room. CHP investigating.



Battalion 5 companies conducted company level training.

11:46 a.m. – Engine 29, Engine 28 and BC5 responded to a reported vegetation fire in Station 30’s Fire Management Area. Engine 29 arrived to find a small spot with a slow rate of spread. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished.

5:25 p.m. – Engine 28, Engine 27, Engine 29 and BC5 responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Highway 120 with possible entrapment. Engine 28 arrived to find two vehicles involved and began to investigate. Crews found all occupants out of the vehicles; the accident was non-injury. CHP investigating.



E21, E22, E26 and BC2 attended active shooter training in Ceres.

1:30 p.m. – Crews responded to Sonora and Schell roads just west of the community of Knights Ferry with Grass 29, Brush 28, Water Tender 23 and a full CalFire response. Report of a vegetation fire with one structure threatened. When G29 arrived, they acted near where the fire was near the house. Brush 28 performed mobile attack across the head of the fire; CalFire air tankers and helicopter slowed the spread of the fire until ground crews could access and stop the spread of the fire. The fire was contained at less than five acres.



1:09 a.m. – Engine 9, E27, E29, Truck 5, and BC5 responded for a head on collision just south of Oakdale. When E9 arrived, they had six patients involved with one pinned inside a vehicle. Crews quickly triaged the patients. Total of three ground ambulances and one air ambulance was used for transport.

12:44 p.m. – E27, 28, 29, BC5 responded for a vehicle roll over on Highway 108/120 east of Oakdale. When E28 arrived, they found one vehicle off the roadway with major damage and one patient ejected. E28 and 29 handled patient care. Crews quickly had the patient ready for transport and all other units canceled. Scene was turned over to CHP and Sheriff’s Department.

E26 performed a public education event at Mesa Verde School in Riverbank.

E26 crew attended the annual Día De Los Muertos celebration in downtown Riverbank. Live music, food, dancing, and crafts were enjoyed by local residents.

9:35 p.m. – E26 responded to Roselle/Minniear for the report of a vehicle collision. Two vehicles were found; one patient transported with neck pain.



Modesto Fire Department took possession of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) Type 6 Fire Engine. This fire engine is staffed by department personnel to respond to incidents throughout the state. It can also be used by the department in place of other engines that are out of service or to respond to major incidents.

3 p.m. – E26, E7, E3, E9, SQ11, Truck 5, Escalon Water Tender 1-1, Battalion’s 1 and 3 and the FIU were dispatched to the 3500 blk of Claribel Road for an abandoned residence on fire. The first unit arrived with moderate smoke showing from a single-story abandoned residence and set up for an offensive fire attack. Crews located and extinguished a smoldering fire in a bedroom. CHP provided traffic control on Claribel. County Public Works were called out to secure the structure.

4:31 p.m. – E22, E28 and Battalion 5 were dispatched to Albers and Claribel for a vehicle vs. motorcycle. Units arrived on scene with one patient who was transported to a local medical facility.



The Fire Investigation Unit is at a training conference in San Luis Obispo with investigators from around the nation focusing on structural, wildland and vehicle fires. Instruction provided by the California Conference of Fire Investigators.

E5 performed company level training focusing on pumping large diameter lines.

8:09 p.m. – B28, G and WT27, G and E29 and Battalion 5 were dispatched to the area of Milton Road and Highway 4 for a vegetation fire. Brush 28 was able to locate a 20x20 ag burn. Along with CalFire, crews extinguished.



2:08 p.m. – Engine 28, Engine 27, Engine 22 and BC5 responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Highway 120. Engine 28 arrived to find two vehicles involved and began to check for injuries. One patient was treated and transported from the scene by ground ambulance to a local emergency room. CHP investigating.