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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 6-22-22
Oak View
This overhead view shows the blackened area, about five-and-a-half acres, of vegetation that burned along Oak View Drive east of Oakdale on Saturday afternoon, June 18, with multiple agencies responding and some residents evacuated due to the fire burning close to homes. It was brought under control shortly after 6 p.m. 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, June 14 through Monday, June 20. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Battalion 5 companies continued to complete overhaul operations on the Oak View vegetation fire.



3:28 p.m. – MST crews responded to the 9000 block of Oak View Drive outside of Oakdale. The first unit on scene reported one acre of vegetation on fire with a moderate rate of spread. The wind driven fire quickly outpaced resources, threatened multiple structures and citizens attempting to extinguish the fire. Multiple resource requests were made, including support from CalFire and out of county due to an immediate life threat. Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department personnel assisted with evacuations and accountability of residents. The fire spotted across Oak View and the Stanislaus River. It was contained at 5.5 acres at 6:15 p.m. Crews remained on scene late into the night ensuring 100 percent mop up. The FIU determined the fire was a result of mowing. One outbuilding and several fences sustained moderate damage. Multiple residences were saved. No injuries were reported.



The MST Badge Pinning Ceremony for recent promotions and joint recruit academy graduation was held. Members from Modesto Fire, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire and Turlock Fire were recognized for their achievements.

9:32 p.m. – Engine 27, E26, E5, E23, Q22, BC5, BC2 responded for the report of a house fire in the City of Oakdale. Crews found and knocked down an exterior fire. The fire did spread to the interior and was quickly extinguished. E29 provided coverage in the City of Oakdale.



Crews conducted training throughout MST.



Battalion 5 companies conducted company level training.

3:01 p.m. – Grass 29, Grass/WT 27, Brush 1, Engine 7, Grass 26, Hughson WT 39 and BC5 responded to a reported vegetation fire on Sierra Road. Crews arrived to find a large dozer on fire with several acres of grass on fire. The fire was contained, and crews remained on scene for several hours completing extensive overhaul.



Probationary firefighters were given their seven-month probationary test that they have been preparing for over the last several weeks.

Battalion 5 companies conducted company level training.

The Bridge Fire and Olive Fire in Station 29’s FMA continue to be monitored by CalFire and Engine 29. The fires will remain in patrol status as hot spots are extinguished.