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. 28 through Monday, Oct. 4. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.
MONDAY, OCT. 4
Modesto Fire Battalion Chiefs are still assigned to the KNP Complex fire. Their strike team is working 12 hour night shifts continuing their efforts on structure protection, fire extinguishment, and evacuations.
3:26 p.m. – Modesto Fire Department responded with Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District to a working structure fire on the 3000 block of High Street in Riverbank. The fire was burning in a home with a previous fire history. Crews were initially working from the exterior of the residence then moved interior as the fire was knocked down. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. The Stanislaus County Fire Investigation Unit is working on the cause and origin of the fire.
SUNDAY, OCT. 3
2:09 a.m. – Modesto Fire Department and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District responded to the 5000 block of Langworth Road for a fire in almond hulling equipment. Crews accessed the equipment from the ground and the ladder truck to extinguish smoldering material in the equipment. Crews were on scene for over three hours.
OES Strike team 4810F is still working 12 hour night shifts on the KNF Complex, assigned to Division U, supporting a hose lay and water shuttle operation.
SATURDAY, OCT. 2
2:39 a.m. – Modesto Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident East of Oakdale near Lovers Leap for an overturned vehicle. Crews arrived on scene to find the subject out of their vehicle. They were evaluated on scene and transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
FRIDAY, OCT. 1
Two Modesto Battalion Chiefs are assigned to the KNP Complex Fire burning in the Sequoia and Kings National Park. They are there as part of a multi-agency strike team.
10:32 a.m. – Modesto Fire Department and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District responded to a vehicle accident West of Oakdale on Highway 108. Crews arrived on scene to find three vehicles involved blocking all lanes of traffic. One occupant was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. CHP is investigating.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 30
Two Modesto Battalion Chiefs are still deployed to the KNP Complex fire as Strike Team Leaders. They are currently working 12 hours shifts daily to support fire containment efforts.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29
Crews continued to rotate through the training division for annual CPR, Lucas device, and defibrillator training.
6:41 p.m. – Modesto Engine 28 and Battalion Chief 5 responded to Birdwell Street in Oakdale for a motorcycle vs. a vehicle. Engine-28 arrived on scene and found a motorcycle hit a parked car. The rider had minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 28
Modesto Fire Department members assigned to the Fire Investigations Unit are attending post explosion investigation training in San Luis Obispo as part of the California Conference of Arson Investigators. Instruction is provided by bomb squad members from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the California State Fire Marshalls Office.
Crews continued to rotate through the training division for annual CPR training.
1:20 p.m. – Stanislaus Engine 23, Modesto Engines 27, 28, Battalion 5, Oak Valley Ambulance, CHP and Stanislaus Sheriff responded to Albers Road at Rice Road for a two-vehicle accident with a pin in. Crews extricated the driver of one vehicle who sustained minor injuries. CHP is investigating the incident.