OAKDALE, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 27, 2017.
The Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District was dispatched to a working structure fire on the 7100 block of River Road in Oakdale. The fire was reported at approximately 12:07 p.m. this afternoon. When fire units arrived on scene the 4400 square foot structure was fully engulfed in flames and the roof of the home had already collapsed. Fortunately, no one was inside the burning residence at the time of the fire.
Stanislaus Consolidated Fire called for mutual aid and multiple agencies responded. Fire trucks with personnel responded from Modesto Fire Department, Ceres Fire Department, Salida Fire Protection District, Escalon Consolidated Fire Protection District, and Farmington Fire Department to assist with the fire.
Firefighters on scene fought back the flames of the fire, while others went into defensive mode and focused their efforts on salvaging the contents of the home. The water tankers were used to assist with supplying water to a portable water tank that was set up by fire personnel in the center of River Road. The portable tank was used as a transfer tank to supply the water to the fire engines pumping the water to the hoses.
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department along with California Highway Patrol closed the section of River Road between Liberini Avenue and Highway 120/Valley Home Road while fire crews worked on putting out the fire. There was major damage to the structure. The Stanislaus County Fire Investigation Unit is still investigating the cause of the fire.