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Incident Name: Dexter

Date Reported: 10/30/2019

Time Reported: 1140

Incident Location: Ladera x Indian Hill

Ward #: 1

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #19-032735

Control Time:

Fatalities: 0

Critical: 0

Moderate: 0

Minor: 0

Non Injury: 0

Displaced Persons:




  • Cause under investigation
  • Evacuations: Residents on Ladera Lane / Indian Hill Road / Beacon Way

    Evacuation Comments: Care & Relocation Center - Dales Community Center - 3936 Chestnut Street

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 4

    Engine Companies: 19

    Truck Companies: 0

    Squad(s): 0



    Safety Officer(s): 1

    Public Information Officer(s): 1

    Fire Investigator(s): 1

    Overhead Personnel:

    Mutual Aid:

  • Mutual Aid Received
  • Specialized Equipment:

    EOC: 1

    Utilities: Yes

    Red Cross: Yes

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 0%

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

    Incident Size Acreage: 30

    Current Situation

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

    DEXTER INCIDENT UPDATE, 10/31/2019 12;00 P.M.

    The fire is now 100% contained.  Fire resources will remain on the scene throughout the day working hotspots.


    DEXTER INCIDENT UPDATE, 10/30/2019. 3:45 P.M.
    Evacutions have been lifted to residents only. 


    DEXTER INCIDENT UPDATE, 10/30/2019. 1:45 P.M.
    The fire has zero containment. Still an active structure threat with embers falling into the vicinity of Ladera Lane, Beacon Way and Indian Hill Road. Evacuations are still in place.

    19 fire engines from City and Mutual Aid resources are on scene. Updates to follow on this incident page and RFD Facebook.


    UPDATE, 10/30/2019, 12:36 P.M.
    Please evacuate homes located on the following streets:
    Indian Hill Road
    Ladera Lane
    Beacon Way

    Care and reception center for evacuees is located at:
    Dales Community Center
    3936 Chestnut St.
    Riverside, CA 92501

    Riverside Police Department will be assisting with evacuations. Information to follow.


    ORIGINAL REPORT, 11:40 A.M. 

    Dexter Incident: Nineteen apparatus, along with eight support staff members, are currently working the vegetation fire in the Indian Hill, Ladera, and Dexter area of Downtown Riverside. An evacuation center has been set up at the Dales Senior Center, located at 3936 Chestnut. There have been no reports of damage to any structures, nor are there any reports of injuries or smoke inhalation issues. The size of the fire has not yet been determined. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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    Incident Commander: BC Tony Perna

    Prepared By: Captain Brian Guzzetta

    Date / Time Posted: 10/30/2019

    Information Center: 951-312-5568