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Fire Calls 8-12-20
A Saturday afternoon, Aug. 8, fire sent plumes of smoke into the air, with ash circulating throughout the region, as crews from multiple agencies in Stanislaus, Tuolumne and San Joaquin counties responded to a vegetation fire on Stearns Road in the area of Kerr Park, the Stanislaus River and Oakdale Golf and Country Club. 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, Aug. 4 through Monday, Aug. 10.




No time listed – Crews from Stations 27 and 28 spent the morning mopping up and removing hose from the Stearns Road vegetation fire incident that occurred on Saturday.

3:58 p.m. – Grass 27, Engine 26, and Battalion 2 responded to a vegetation fire on Claribel Road. Crews arrived to find an illegal burn pile with a small vegetation fire spreading nearby. Crews contained the fire quickly.



1054 a.m. – Engines 7, 29, and Battalion 5 responded to the area of Milton Road and Highway 4 for a vehicle accident involving a motorcyclist. Upon arrival, a solo motorcyclist was found off the roadway unresponsive, with another rider performing CPR. Crews performed Pit Crew CPR with the assistance of air and ground ambulance personnel for 40 minutes. Unfortunately, the patient’s injuries were too severe; all lifesaving efforts were ceased; the injured rider was declared deceased on scene. CHP remained on scene to conduct an accident investigation as fire crews assisted a rancher repair a barbed wire fence that had to be cut to allow access for the air ambulance crew to enter the scene.

No time listed – Crews from stations 27 and 28 continued to mop up the Stearns fire throughout the day, reinforcing containment lines and putting out hot spots.



2:28 p.m. – Crews from multiple agencies in Stanislaus, Tuolumne and San Joaquin counties responded to a multi-alarm vegetation fire on Stearns Road adjacent to the Stanislaus River and Oakdale Golf and Country Club golf course, in the area of Kerr Park. The fire was contained at just under five acres. Crews were on scene well into the night for mop up and planned to continue operations in daylight hours.



8:29 p.m. – Engines 27, 28, Quint 22, and Battalion 5 responded to a vehicle accident on Yosemite Avenue, in Oakdale, involving one vehicle reported to be on its roof off the roadway. Crews arrived on scene to fide a sedan rolled over down an embankment with one patient outside of the vehicle. Additional occupants were located nearby; a citizen assisted the three children and one male driver to safety prior to the arrival of emergency responders; all were triaged on scene but did not have any injuries. One female patient was transported to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

11:15 p.m. – Modesto, Ceres, Stanislaus Consolidated fire crews, and the Stanislaus FIU responded to a commercial structure fire on Sunset Avenue at the Dryden golf course. Units arrived to find a two-story building (the club house) engulfed in flames. Crews worked in the offensive mode initially, then transitioned to the defensive mode to contain the spread of the fire. The building sustained significant fire damage; however, much of the pro shop was saved by the firefighting efforts. No injuries were reported; the Stanislaus FIU is conducting a cause and origin investigation.