Riverside Fire Department

Doolittle Incident

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Incident Name: Doolittle Incident

Date Reported: 07/15/2023

Time Reported: 2019 Hours

Incident Location: 6000 Block Doolittle, Riverside Ca.

Ward #: Ward 7 Hemenway

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #23-23669

Control Time: 07/15/2023 at 2040 Hours





Non Injury:

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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): 13

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    Incident Size Acreage: .5 acres

    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire in the Hole Lake area, off Doolittle St.  The first arriving engine company reported a large spot fire in heavy fuels.  3 Engines, 1 Brush Engine, and a Battalion Chief responded.  Crews were able to slow the forward progress by establishing a hose lay on at the perimeter of the fire.  The fire required extensive overhaul due to the thick mixture of bamboo, brush, and palm trees.  There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.  The area is heavily trafficked by homeless, and the cause is likely human related.  

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Date / Time Posted: 07/15/2023 2245

    Information Center: 951.826.5321