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Incident Name: Riverbottom Incident

Date Reported: 10-28-2020

Time Reported: 13:35

Incident Location: 5253 Tequesquite

Ward #: 1 / Edwards

Type of Incident: Vegitation Fire

Incident Number: 20-031531

Control Time: 17:00

Fatalities: 0

Critical: 0

Moderate: 0

Minor: 0

Non Injury: No injuries

Displaced Persons: 0




  • Cause, Other
  • Evacuations: No

    Evacuation Comments: N/A

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 2

    Engine Companies: 25

    Truck Companies: 0

    Squad(s): 0

    Ambulance(s): 0

    Firefighter(s): 200

    Safety Officer(s): 1

    Public Information Officer(s): 1

    Fire Investigator(s): 0

    Overhead Personnel: 7

    Mutial Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:

    EOC: 2

    Utilities: yes

    Red Cross: no

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 50%

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

    Incident Size Acreage: 10

    Current Situation

    (Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)

    RFD responded to a vegetation fire in the river bottom at 13:35. The fire spread was very rapid. We have been in unified command with Cal Fire and San Bernardino County Fire Departments. The fire is now contained to 50% and forward progress of the fire has been stopped. There are 25 Engines, 7 Overhead, 1 Dozer and 4 Hand Crews. There have been no injuries to civilians or firefighters. Crews will remain on scene for approximately 4-5 hours for mop up. There was no damaged structures and the Homeless Outreach Team is on scene. The fire was caused by a homeless encampment.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Chief DeLaurie

    Prepared By: Chief McDowell

    Date / Time Posted: 10-28-2020 1730

    Information Center: 951.826.5321