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215 Incident

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Incident Name: 215 Incident

Date Reported: 7/11/2022

Time Reported: 1407 Hours

Incident Location: 7100 Block of Old 215 Frontage Road, Riverside, CA 92507

Ward #: Ward 2 Cervantes

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #22-023279

Control Time: 7/11/2022 1912 Hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:




  • Cause under investigation
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 3

    Engine Companies: 9

    Truck Companies: 1



    Firefighter(s): 36

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s): 1

    Overhead Personnel: 1

    Mutial Aid:

  • Mutual Aid Received
  • Specialized Equipment:

    EOC: Assisted


    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained: 100

    Incident Size Acreage: 1

    Current Situation

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

    On July 11th, 2022, at 2:07 p.m., The City of Riverside Fire Department along with Riverside County CAL-Fire responded to the 7100 Block of 215 Old Frontage Road for reports of a vegetation fire in an Arroyo between commercial business and residential houses.  Firefighters arrived to discover a half-acre of heavy vegetation burning with a structure threat.  The incident was upgraded to three alarms.  The City of Riverside Fire Department received mutual aid from Riverside County CAL-Fire.

    The vegetation fire was held to within the Arroyo with five structures threatened along with commercial vehicles.  Approximately ten homeless persons were living in the Arroyo at the time of the fire.  RPD assisted with traffic control.  City of Riverside Fire Department Arson Investigator conducted the investigation and was assisted by RPD.  The fire remains under investigation.  The fire is human related. 

    There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • CAL-Fire

  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 7/11/2022 2110 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321