Riverside Fire Department

Boy Scout Incident

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Incident Name: Boy Scout Incident

Date Reported: 7/13/2022

Time Reported: 1752 Hours

Incident Location: Mission Inn X Santa Ana River, Riverside, CA 92501

Ward #: Ward 1 Edwards

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #22-023527

Control Time: 1900 Hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:




  • Cause undetermined after investigation
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s):

    Engine Companies: 9

    Truck Companies:



    Firefighter(s): 36

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s):

    Overhead Personnel: 2

    Mutial Aid:

  • No Mutual Aid Received
  • Specialized Equipment:

    EOC: 1


    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100

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

    Incident Size Acreage: .5

    Current Situation

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

    On July 13, 2022, at 5:52 p.m., The City of Riverside Fire Department responded a first alarm vegetation fire assignment to the Old Boy Scout Camp located at Fairmount Park.  Firefighters arrived to discover a large spot of vegetation fire in light to heavy vegetation burning in the middle of Old Boy Scout Camp.  The fire had a potential for ten acres and was ember casting in the onshore winds.  A second and third alarm was immediately requested. 

    Firefighters started an aggressive fire attack and contained the to a half-acre.  Firefighters also contended with a large spot fire outside of the fire lines due to ember casting from the Palm Trees.  An additional alarm was requested.  There were no witnesses to the fire.  The fire was human related.  The cause of the fire is undetermined.  There were no firefighter or civilian injuries. 

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 7/13/2022 2143

    Information Center: 951.826.5321