Riverside Fire Department

Freeway Incident

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Incident Name: Freeway Incident

Date Reported: 07/26/23

Time Reported: 1734 Hrs

Incident Location: Hwy 91 @ Cridge

Ward #: Ward 1 Edwards

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: 23-25130

Control Time: 1845 hrs

Fatalities: 0

Critical: 0

Moderate: 0

Minor: 0

Non Injury: YES

Displaced Persons:

Loss: 0

Save: NA


  • Cause undetermined after investigation
  • Evacuations: 0

    Evacuation Comments: N/A

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 3

    Truck Companies: 0

    Squad(s): 0

    Ambulance(s): 0

    Firefighter(s): 11

    Safety Officer(s): 0

    Public Information Officer(s): 0

    Fire Investigator(s): 0

    Overhead Personnel:

    Mutual Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:



    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100

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

    Incident Size Acreage: 3

    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a  working vegetation fire between the Eastbound 91 Freeway and the railroad tracks near Cridge Street. The first due units reported that the fire was appoximately .5 acre with a moderate rate of spread in the annual grass crop.  The fire grew to approximately 3 acres prior to extinguishment.  The crews remained on scene to ensure 100% mop up for approximately an hour past initial extinguisment.  The BNSF and Union Pacific rail lines were shut down due to the proximity of the crews working on the fire.  The respective rail systems were re-opened at approximatley 1930 hours.  

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Scott Wilson

    Prepared By: Scott Wilson

    Date / Time Posted: 07/26/2023 @ 2219 hrs

    Information Center: 951.826.5321