Riverside Fire Department
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Vegetation Fire

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Incident Name: River Bottom

Date Reported: 01/09/2021

Time Reported: 1046

Incident Location: Van Buren x Jurupa

Ward #: Ward 7 - Hemenway

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: 20-0001031

Control Time: 1059





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:




  • Unintentional
  • Evacuations: NONE

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): Tony Perna

    Engine Companies: 7

    Truck Companies:



    Firefighter(s): 29

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s): 1

    Overhead Personnel:

    Mutial Aid:

  • Mutual Aid Received
  • Specialized Equipment:



    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100%

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

    Incident Size Acreage: 1 Acre

    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of vegetation fire. Upon arrival we found about 1 acre of light flashy fuels involved in fire. The fire had about a 15 MPH wind. Crews engaged in fire attacked and extinguished the fire. The fire was started by an unattended homeless cooking fire. Due to the location, Riverside County Fire assisted at the scene. 

    No firefighter were injured.


    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to the area of Van Buren x Jurupa for reports of a vegetation fire in the river bottom. Battalion 2 arrived on scene to find a 1 one-acre vegetation fire with a 100 acre potential. The fire was moving at a moderate rate of spread due to wind conditions. Cal Fire is providing mutual aid. At 1105 hours forward progress has been stopped. 

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • CAL-Fire

  • Incident Commander: BC Perna

    Prepared By: BC Perna

    Date / Time Posted: 01/09/2021 1116

    Information Center: 951.826.5321