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Incident Name: Arlington Incident

Date Reported: 09/22/2019

Time Reported: 1824 Hours

Incident Location: Van Buren X Arlington

Ward #: Ward 7 Adams

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #19-28502

Control Time: 1951 Hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:

Loss: $5,000

Save: $1,000,000


  • Cause undetermined after investigation
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 4

    Truck Companies:



    Firefighter(s): 14

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s):

    Overhead Personnel:

    Mutial Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:



    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100

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

    Incident Size Acreage: .25

    Current Situation

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    On Sunday September 22, 2019 at 6:24 p.m., The City of Riverside Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Van Buren X Arlington for a vegetation fire adjacent to Walgreens Store.  Firefighters arrived to discover a vegetation fire burning in an arroyo in Hole Lake adjacent to Walgreens.  Walgreens was threatened by the flames along with onlookers attempting to video tape the fire.  A Security Officer assisted the fire department with evacuating the onlookers from the parking lot and closing off the parking lot.  Firefighters eliminated the structure threat to Walgreens Store.  Several transients were evacuating the arroyo upon arrival.  The fire was held to a ¼ acre.  Walgreens had a loss of approximately $5,000 to landscaping with a save of $1,000,000. 

    The Security Officer and Walgreens Manger had possible suspect information.  RPD assisted with suspect information.  After investigation of the fire caused was undetermined and no suspect was apprehended. 

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • RPD

  • Incident Commander: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 09/23/2019 0645

    Information Center: 951.826.5321