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Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE

Incident Name: 5th Type of Incident: Unusual Odor
Incident Address: 1800 Block 5th Street Incident Number: CA-RRU-107051
Community: Norco Date Reported: 8/21/2019
Time Reported: 8:09 AM
Fatalities: 0  Major: 0  Moderate: 0  Minor: 0  Non Injury: 0
Transported Ground Ambulances: 0 Est. Containment Time:
Air Ambulance: 0 Est. Control Time:
Loss: $0.00
Saved: $0.00 Evacuations: No
Cause: Overheated Asphalt Tank Evacuation Comments: Approximately five area businesses self-evacuated due to the odor; approximately 75 people in total.

Current Situation

(Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to several reports of a strong, unusual odor in the area of 5th street in Norco. The odor was identified as an asphalt tank that overheated and was off-gassing, creating the strong but unharmful odor. Firefighters, along with AQMD, Riverside County Environmental Health, County Office of the Fire Marshal and City of Norco remain on scene for the next several hours as the tank completes the off-gassing process. Approximately five are businesses self-evacuated due to the strong odor. No injuries reported. Residents with sensitivity to the odor may opt to stay indoors until it subsides.

Resources Assigned

Firefighters: 9 Helicopters: 0 Utilities: No
Law Enforcement: No Engine Companies: 2 Air Tankers: 0
Air Attack: No Truck Companies: 0 Fire Crews: 0
EMD: No Overhead Personnel: 4 Water Tenders: 0
American Red Cross: No Fire Investigator: No Bulldozers: 0
Public Information Officer: No Displaced Persons: No RVC Medics: 0
Ambulance Air: 0  Ground: 1
Specialized Equipment: None,

Cooperating Agencies

American Medical Response, CAL FIRE/Riverside, Riverside County Environmental Health, Riverside County Fire Department, AQMD, Office of the Fire Marshal, City of Norco,
Prepared By: Jody Hagemann Information Center: (951) 940-6985
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