Riverside Fire Department

Crest Incident

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Incident Name: Crest Incident

Date Reported: 11/20/2023

Time Reported: 0419

Incident Location: 5600 Block of Crest Ave, Riverside, CA 92505

Ward #: Ward 7 Hemenway

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #23-039518

Control Time: 11/20/2023 at 0459 Hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:

Loss: $30,000



  • Failure of equipment or heat source
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 7

    Truck Companies:



    Firefighter(s): 24

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s):

    Overhead Personnel:

    Mutual Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:


    Utilities: Riverside Power and Water

    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed:

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

    Incident Size Acreage: .25 acres

    Current Situation

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

    Final Update

    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a reported vegetation fire in the 5600 block of Crest Ave, cross of Campbell.  The first arriving engine company reported a wind driven brush fire behind the dispatched address.  Additional units were requested, and firefighters aggressively engaged the fire by stretching hose lines behind the home.  The fire was burning in the back yard of two properties off of Robinson Dr.  Damage from the fire included an outbuilding that was used as storage, as well as one vehicle.  The source of the fire was determined to be a power line that came in contact with a tree branch.  Riverside Power responded to assess the situation.  There were no injuries reported to civilians or firefighters. 


    The City of Riverside Fire Department is on scene in the 5600 Block of Crest Ave X Campbell with several backyards on fire.  The fire's forward progress has been stopped.  Committment time is 2 hours.  Battalion 2 is the Crest IC.  Station move-up have taken place.  There are hard road closures.  See attached map.  

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    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • Riverside Public Utilities
  • RPD

  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 11/20/2023 0831

    Information Center: 951.826.5321