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Fire Calls 9-30-2020
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Crews responded to reports of an overturned vehicle on Highway 108 near Lover’s Leap on Thursday night, Sept. 24, finding the driver already out of the vehicle and refusing medical treatment. 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 and 28 in Oakdale; and the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department, covering the Riverbank area.

Calls were logged during the time period of Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Monday, Sept. 28. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.




12:38 a.m. – Modesto Engines 28, 29 and Battalion 5 responded to the area of Highway 108 and Lovers Leap for a vehicle accident involving a vehicle that collided with a horse. Battalion arrived on scene at Lancaster Road/Highway 108 to find a solo vehicle with two occupants, the vehicle had significant front-end damage consistent with a collision with a large animal. Both occupants declined medical treatment, CHP remained on scene to assist the motorists. The horse was not located at the time that fire was on scene.

No times listed – Chief Tietjen with XST 4201C remain assigned to the Creek Fire burning in Madera and Fresno counties. Fire Captain McCullough is assigned with OES 4814A on the Glass Fire burning in Sonoma County. Crews completed weekly apparatus/equipment maintenance. Engine 28 assisted the Oakdale Police Department with removing a set of hand-cuffs.

1:07 p.m. – Stanislaus Engine 26, Engine 7 and BC5 responded to a motor vehicle accident on Claribel Road. BC5 arrived to find a single vehicle into a tree with one patient. Crews assisted with initial patient care and the subject was transported from the scene to a local emergency room. CHP investigating.



4:36 a.m. – Modesto Fire Department and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department responded to the report of a person not breathing. Crews arrived on scene and found the subject with no pulse and not breathing. Crews began BLS care and CPR. After 20 minutes the Base Hospital was contacted and all resuscitative efforts were stopped.

10:17 a.m. – Engines 27, 28, and Battalion 5 were dispatched to a vehicle accident involving a vehicle that had driven into a building. Engine 27 arrived on scene, found a half-ton pick-up truck that was inside of a church structure located on East F Street in Oakdale. Two patients were located, one inside of the vehicle and one laying on the ground in the breezeway of the building; the driver had minor injuries and the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Oakdale PD was on scene assisting with crowd control and to process the scene. Fire crews provided patient care, assessed the structure for stability issues then cleared. Engines 27 and 28 returned later in the day to assist the property owner with stabilizing the building after the vehicle was removed.



7:26 a.m. – No location listed; Modesto Engine 27, Engine 28, and Battalion 5 responded to a vehicle into a power pole. The crews arrived on scene to find a power pole that was sheared off and laying in a field. The occupant of the vehicle denied any injuries. Crews remained on scene until the utility company secured the powerlines.

10:53 p.m. – Modesto Engine 27 responded to Oak Valley Hospital to assist with landing a medical helicopter.



No times listed – Strike Team XST4201C is assigned to Division Victor/Whiskey on a 24-hour operation at the Creek Fire.

E27, E28, E30 and BC5 conducted fire ground operations simulations at Station 28.



No times listed – Strike Team XST4201C is assigned to Division Victor/Whiskey on a 24-hour operation at the Creek Fire.

Battalion 5 attended the Knights Ferry MAC meeting.

9:56 p.m. – Modesto Engine 28, 27 and Battalion 5 responded to reports of an overturned vehicle on Highway 108 near Lover’s Leap. MFD and Oak Valley Ambulance found the driver had self-extricated and was refusing treatment. CHP is investigating.



No time listed – Division Chief Tietjen is assigned with XST 4201C to the Creek Fire burning in Madera and Fresno counties.

8:29 a.m. – Engine 28, Engine 27 and BC5 responded to a potential structure fire in the 500 block of Hi-Tech Parkway for a possible natural gas leak inside the business. Crews utilized a 4-gas monitor inside the business and were unable to locate any hazards.



3:13 a.m. – Engine 27, Engine 28, Engine 7, Engine 9, Stanislaus Engine 26, Stanislaus Quint 22, BC5 and BC2 responded to a residential working structure fire in the 3400 block of Stanislaus Street in the City of Riverbank. Stanislaus Engine 26 arrived to find a fully involved vacant residence off the alley. Crews quickly contained and extinguished the fire. The fire is currently under investigation by the FIU.

No time listed – BC Rice, BC Hunter and Fire Captain Stasiowski completed their assignments on the Creek fire. Chief Tietjen joined XST 4201C on the crew swap while crews were on a 24-hour rest period.