Riverside Fire Department

Fairmount Incident

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Incident Name: Fairmount Incident

Date Reported: 6/08/2020

Time Reported: 0733 Hours

Incident Location: 2601 Fairmount Blvd. Riverside, CA 92501

Ward #: Ward 1 Edwards

Type of Incident: Homeless Camp Fire

Incident Number: RIV #20-016097

Control Time: 6/8/2020 at 0929 Hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:




  • Unintentional
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 6

    Truck Companies:



    Firefighter(s): 22

    Safety Officer(s): 1

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s):

    Overhead Personnel: 1

    Mutual Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:



    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained: 100

    Incident Size Acreage: .1

    Current Situation

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    On June 8, 2020 at 7:33 a.m., The City of Riverside Fire Department responded a second alarm vegetation fire response to Fairmount Park at 2601 Fairmount Blvd.  Firefighters arrived on scene to discover an unattended homeless camp-fire that had escaped into the vegetation.   The fire was burning a large spot of 20’ x 20’ in light to heavy fuels.  Firefighter contained the fire to the area of origin, extinguished the fire, mitigated hazard trees and provided perimeter control.  Firefighters were on scene for two hours.  A total of 22 firefighters, one chief officer and one safety officer responded to the incident.  There were no firefighter injuries. 

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 6/8/2020 1005 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321