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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 9-7-22
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A midafternoon accident near the area of Lon Dale and Cleveland outside Oakdale saw three vehicles involved on Friday, Sept. 2. Minor injuries were reported. 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, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 5. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



12:38 a.m. – E27, E28 and Battalion 5 were dispatched to the area of Highway 108 and Lancaster Road for an overturned quad. The operator wrecked in an orchard and had minor injuries.

No time listed: E26 completed an inspection of the First United Church in Riverbank as part of the Company office task book.

A foreign exchange student from Belgium visited the stations to see how different the American fire service is from Belgium.



1:03 p.m. – E28 and Battalion 5 were dispatched to Woodward Reservoir for a drowning with CPR in progress. ROSC (Return Of Spontaneous Circulation) was achieved and the patient was flown by air ambulance to a local medical facility.



1:18 p.m. – B23, G26, G27, B28, G29, WT23, and WT27, along with BC5 responded to the report of a column of smoke visible in the area of Milton Road and Highway 4, in Station 30’s area. While responding, we were advised that the fire was just outside Stanislaus County, near Salt Springs Reservoir. The fire was located in rolling hills mixed with grass and oak trees. CalFire units were already on scene but requested that we continue due to the resource drawdown in the TCU area. The fire burned approximately 87 acres and was named the Tower incident. All Stanislaus County resources were released at 10 p.m.

3:38 p.m. – E9, SQ11, Q22 and Battalion 2 were dispatched to the area of Lon Dale Road and Cleveland for a vehicle accident with pin in. Units arrived and reported three vehicles involved, no pin in and minor injuries.



No time listed – Crews attended the SCFPD update via Zoom from Chief Tietjen.

1:30 p.m. – E28, E27 and BC5 responded to the 9400 block of Warnerville Road for a motor vehicle accident with pin in. E28 was first on scene with a silage truck on its side. The driver self-extricated and was transported by Oak Valley. CHP investigating.

11:20 p.m. – E28, E29 and BC5 responded to assist Tuolumne County with station coverage at Jamestown Station 76 and Sonora Station 51. CalFire and local resources were committed to the Wood Fire.



4:09 p.m. – Engine 28, Engine 27, Stanislaus Quint 22 and BC5 responded to a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Engine 28 arrived to find two vehicles involved with one subject trapped. The patient was quickly extricated by Engine 28 and the balance of the response was canceled. The patient was transported from the scene by ground ambulance to a local emergency room. Oakdale Police Department investigating.

7:15 p.m. – Engine 28, Stanislaus Engine 26, Stanislaus Quint 22 and BC5 responded to a potential structure fire in the 300 block of Birdwell in the City of Oakdale. Engine 28 arrived to find light smoke from the rear of the residence and located a smoldering fire in the wall around an electrical outlet. Engine 28 opened the exterior wall and completed fire extinguishment.



6:24 a.m. – A full commercial response was sent to Sylvan and Claus for the report of a vegetation fire threatening a commercial building. E9 arrived reported a vegetation fire with a commercial building exposed. The fire bumped up to a previous burn from a few days ago, the roof of the building was checked with negative results.

5:01 p.m. – Water Rescue 28 assisted a stranded boater at Woodward Reservoir.