Riverside Fire Department

Doolittle Incident

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Incident Name: Doolittle Incident

Date Reported: 05/14/2022

Time Reported: 2056 Hours

Incident Location: 6000 Block Doolittle, Riverside Ca.

Ward #: Ward 7 Hemenway

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #22-016100

Control Time: 2145





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  • Cause undetermined after investigation
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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 4

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    Firefighter(s): 15

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    Incident Size Acreage: .25

    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the area of Hole Lake, off Doolittle Dr.  Units arrived on scene to find an approximately 1/4-acre fire burning in heavy brush and bamboo.  Access was difficulty and units had to relocate to the west side of Hole Lake to engage in fire suppression.  A brush engine and water tender were requested to assist the operation.  Crews were able to place hose lines in service and engaged in perimeter control.  The forward progress was stopped, and overhaul operations began.  Overhaul was extensive due to the heavy fuels involved.  The cause of the fire was undetermined after investigation, however, the area has heavy homeless activity and we have responded to multiple fires in the same area in the past.  No firefighter injuries were reported.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Date / Time Posted: 05/14/2022 1107

    Information Center: 951.826.5321