Arsonist starts dumpster fire behind Tilly’s

On Thursday, August 13th, 2020, at approximately 1:05 pm, the Turlock Fire Department received a call of a dumpster fire at the Tilly’s located at 2737 Countryside Dr. The Turlock Fire Department responded with Battalion 4 and Engine 33. Battalion 4 arrived on scene at approximately 1:10 pm. Upon his arrival, he reported a dumpster fully involved on the back side of the business with no structures being immediately threatened and assumed Tilly’s command.

Engine 33 arrived on scene at approximately 1:12 pm. Engine 33’s Firefighter, with the assistance of Engine 33’s Engineer, began attacking the fire with a front bucket line. The fire was out at approximately 1:25 pm. The fire department believes that this fire is an arson due to the fact that multiple dumpsters in the area have been set on fire in the past few weeks. Anyone with information regarding this fire or any other recent fire in the area is encouraged to contact Fire Marshal Mark Gomez at 209-668-5580 or by email at

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