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 30 through Monday, July 6.
SUNDAY, JULY 5
5:22 a.m. – Fire crews throughout the area worked nonstop all night, well into the early morning hours responding to various types of fires; Modesto Engines 27, 28, and Stanislaus Engine 26 were in service shortly before 5:30 a.m. mopping up a fence and vegetation fire on West F Street in Oakdale. Crews were able to quickly contain this fire from spreading into nearby homes.
6:01 a.m. – Engines 7, 9, and Battalion 5 responded to a vehicle accident on Claribel Road near Bentley. Crews arrived on scene to find a solo vehicle off the roadway that had significant damage after striking power poles. Reports from witnesses nearby the incident indicated that at least one person fled the accident scene on foot. Power lines were downed as the result of the accident, causing a small roadside grass fire. Fire units staged until PG&E arrived on scene to de-energize the downed power lines, allowing responders to gain access to the vehicle and to extinguish the grass fire. CHP remained on scene conducting an investigation and to recover the vehicle.
SATURDAY, JULY 4
11 p.m. – Crews responded to a residential structure fire on Vintage Circle in Oakdale. Upon arrival, crews found a storage shed on fire in between two homes. Crews quickly contained the fire, minimizing damage to the homes. No injuries reported; Stanislaus FIU was on scene conducting an investigation.
FRIDAY, JULY 3
2:38 p.m. – Modesto and Stanislaus units responded to assist Escalon Fire at a vegetation fire threatening structures at Santa Fe and Hall Road. Crews contained the fire to less than five acres with no damage to primary residences.
11:26 p.m. – Modesto and Stanislaus units assisted Cal Fire on a vehicle accident on Rodden and Gibbs. A vehicle struck a power pole and fled the scene. The power line started a vegetation fire across the street. Crews contained the fire to less than half an acre.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
12:03 p.m. – Grass 30, Brush 28, Grass/Water Tender 27 and BC 5 responded to a vegetation fire on Walnut Avenue.
TUESDAY, JUNE 30
12:53 p.m. – Modesto Engine 9, Stanislaus Engine 26, and Battalion 2 responded to a vehicle accident on Langworth Road involving two vehicles.
1:27 p.m. – Fire crews from Modesto, Stanislaus Consolidated, Denair, Hughson, and Turlock Rural responded to a vegetation fire below the City of Waterford water treatment plant. Crews battled a vegetation fire in heavy brush for over an hour before containing the forward progress to approximately one acre along the Tuolumne River; plant workers reported issues with a nearby illegal encampment along the river. One firefighter was treated on scene for heat related issues. No structures were damaged
3:20 p.m. – Modesto Grass 30, Battalion 5 and Stanislaus Consolidated Grass 26 assisted Escalon Fire on a vegetation fire on Lone Tree Road.
11 p.m. – Water Rescues 28, 26, Engine 27, and Battalion 5 responded to a water rescue on the Stanislaus River in Knights Ferry. Crews located one subject near Russian Rapids on the north side of the river. With the assistance of Stanislaus Sheriff Air 101 to locate the subject, Boat 28 was utilized to access the subject. Limited river flows and access issues hampered crews’ ability to remove the subject. The subject was safely removed after approximately 30 minutes then was medically evaluated on scene, but declined transport.