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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 11-09-22
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Multiple crews gathered in Oakdale over the weekend as Engine 28 hosted training exercises on Sunday, Nov. 6. 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, 28, 29 and 30 in Oakdale, Knights Ferry and Valley Home; and the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department, covering the Riverbank area.

Calls were logged during the time period of Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Monday, Nov. 7. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Engine 28 hosted training for Engine 9, 27, 29 and 26 in the City of Oakdale.



3:33 a.m. – Engine 26 responded with the Sheriff’s Office for the report of a subject who had been shot at Topeka/Jackson. On arrival a female with a gunshot wound to the lower extremity was found and treated.

Battalion 5 companies completed company level training.



12:03 a.m. – Engine 27, 28, 29, Water Tender 27, Quint 18, and Battalion 5 responded to the area of Milton Road just south of Highway 4 for the report of a chimney fire. On scene the fire appeared to be out. Engine 27 and 28’s crews checked the attic and roof area where there was minor heat damage. Once confident there was no extension, and all smoke detectors were checked crews turned the home back over to the owner and cleared.

2:56 p.m. – E26, E27 and Battalion 5 were dispatched to Highway 108 and Adams Gravel Plant Road for two vehicles involved in an accident. E26 arrived with medics. After assessing the vehicle occupants, E26 canceled the balance.

6:44 p.m. – E28 and Battalion 5 were dispatched to an EMS CPR off of Timberwood.

7:48 p.m. – E7 responded to an accident with injuries at the 5200 block of Squire Wells in Riverbank. E7 arrived and reported one patient and a severed water hydrant. Patient was transferred to a local hospital and E7 shut the valve to the hydrant.

10:08 p.m. – E29 was dispatched to a vehicle fire in the area of Crabtree and Warnerville Road. E29 was able to extinguish with no extension to the wildland.



Station 26 assisted with a Fire Drill at Riverbank Language Academy in Riverbank.

SCFPD Department briefing was held via Zoom.

6:30 p.m. – MST responded to the report of a heater on fire in the 200 block of Orchard Lane. On arrival E21 reported light smoke from the residence. Upon entry a small gas fed fire in the wall heater was found. FF21 had brought in a water can, the fire was extinguished. E22 was held for ventilation, E3 treated one resident for smoke inhalation.



Modesto, Stanislaus and Turlock firefighters participated in training at the RFTC focusing on firefighter survival.

Stanislaus Consolidated Command staff meeting was held at Headquarters.

9:53 p.m. – E7, E26 and Battalion 1 were dispatched to the area of Claribel and Coffee roads for a vehicle accident. With updated information, Truck 5 was requested. E7 arrived with two vehicles involved with one entrapment and established command. E26 and Truck 5’s crews performed extrication of the occupant. Once extricated, medics declared the occupant of the vehicle deceased. Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Nolen Praytor, 53, of Modesto.



Modesto, Stanislaus and Turlock crews rotated through the training center focusing on firefighter survival training.

MST chief officers attended an incident management team training held at the Oakdale Community Center.

12:45 p.m. – No address listed: Engines 3, 9, 21, 22, 26, and Truck 5 were dispatched for a residence on fire. E26 was the first to arrive and reported light smoke near the front door and from the eaves. A small smoldering fire was located in the attic space near the front door. Crews were able to access the attic and contain the fire to a small area. FIU is investigating.