The following is a listing of some of the local calls for service involving the Modesto Fire Department, which staffs Stations 27 and 28 in Oakdale; and the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department, covering the Riverbank area. Calls were logged during the time period of Tuesday, June 16 through Monday, June 22.
MONDAY JUNE 22
2:5 p.m. – Engine 29, Water Rescues 26, 28, and Battalion 5 responded to Knights Ferry for a water rescue; information received indicated that six individuals, including juveniles were stranded on the north side of the river, but unharmed. Crews were able to quickly locate the stranded individuals then assist them to safety; their pool rated floats had become uninflated after striking branches in the water. Immediately after the six individuals were assisted to safety, a bystander walked up to Battalion 5 and then stated that her family (of six individuals) required assistance not far from where the initial six individuals were rescued. Boat 28 crew members located then assisted the second party of six, including an infant, just below Rushing Rapids; their inflatable inner tubes had also failed after striking branches along the river channel. All twelve individuals were released without requiring medical assistance. The second party had visited Station 27 earlier in the day to borrow two life jackets for the juvenile and infant, but not the adults.
SUNDAY, JUNE 21
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Modesto Engine 28, Engine 27, Engine 30 and Battalion 5 responded to an injury accident at Valley Home Road at Lon Dale Road. Minor injuries. CHP investigating.
Modesto Fire and Stanislaus Fire responded to a working structure fire in the 1700 block of Sterling Hills in Oakdale. Crews were able to contain the fire to the garage with no extension into the house. Fire cause is accidental. No injuries reported.
Modesto Fire and Stanislaus Fire responded to assist Cal Fire with a vehicle accident and vegetation fire at Highway 108 and Willms Road. The fire was contained to approximately 50 acres.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18
10:59 a.m. – Engine 28, Engine 27 and BC 5 responded to a vegetation fire in the 800 block of Post Road. The fire was quickly contained to half of an acre of grass.
7:03 p.m. – Water Rescue 28, Stanislaus Water Rescue 26, Engine 30 and BC 5 responded to a water rescue near Oakdale Recreation Area. Boat 28 located the subject and removed him from the water with no medical need.
8:07 p.m. – Engine 28, Engine 27 and BC 5 responded to a reported asphalt truck on fire near Albers and the Oakdale/Waterford Highway. Engine 28 arrived to find an asphalt truck that suffered a tank failure. Crews confirmed the fire was extinguished and the oil was contained.
9:51 p.m. – Grass 30, Brush 28, Brush/WT 27 and BC 5 responded to a vegetation fire on Dodds Road west of 26 Mile Road. Crews quickly contained the fire to approximately one-eighth of an acre of grass.