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Incident Name: University Incident

Date Reported: 11/09/2020

Time Reported: 1444 Hours

Incident Location: University and the northbouud 215 onramp

Ward #: Ward 1, Councilmember Erin Edwards

Type of Incident: Vegetation fire

Incident Number: 20-032772

Control Time: 11/09/2020 at 1607 Hours





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  • Cause undetermined after investigation
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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 4

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    Firefighter(s): 15

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    Incident Size Acreage: 1/8 Acre

    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the area of University Avenue and the northbound 215 on-ramp. Upon arrival, Riverside firefighters found a fire burning in a drainage adjacent to the freeway on-ramp. The onramp to the northbound 215 freeway was closed to allow firefighting equipment to access the fire and quickly knock it down. A brush truck was called to the scene to assist with cutting up branches from a large tree that had burned. The fire was started in a homeless encampment just below the tree. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries during the incident. Riverside Firefighters remained at the scene for just over an hour to mop-up the fire.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Jeff DeLaurie

    Prepared By: BC Jeff DeLaurie

    Date / Time Posted: 11/09/2020 at 2055 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321