Riverside Fire Department

Doolittle Incident

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Incident Name: Doolittle Incident

Date Reported: 08/07/2022

Time Reported: 2021 Hours

Incident Location: 6800 Block of Doolittle Ave., Riverside, CA 92503

Ward #: Ward 7 Hemenway

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #22-0026727

Control Time: 08/07/2022 at 2200 Hours

Fatalities: 0

Critical: 0

Moderate: 0

Minor: 0

Non Injury: 0

Displaced Persons:

Loss: 0



  • Cause undetermined after investigation
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 6

    Truck Companies:



    Firefighter(s): 23

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s):

    Overhead Personnel:

    Mutual Aid:

  • No Mutual Aid Received
  • Specialized Equipment:



    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

    Incident Size Acreage: 1.5 Acres

    Current Situation

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    At 2021 on August 7th, the City of Riverside Fire Department was dispatched to a possible vegetation fire in the area of Doolittle and Jurupa.  The first arriving unit found a well established vegetation fire burning in the Hole Lake area.  Three additional engines were requested along with a water tender.  Firefighters made an aggressive fire attack and contained the blaze to 1.5 acres and did not allow it to extend outside of Hole Lake to the nearby businesses.  The fire burned in dense vegetation which made full containment challenging.  The cause of the fire was undetermined with human involvement as there were numerous homeless encampments in and around the fire area.  There were no firefighter injuries and no damage to City infrastructure or surrounding property.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Garrett Coryell

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Garrett Coryell

    Date / Time Posted: 08/08/2022 0120

    Information Center: 951.351.6120