Riverside Fire Department

Freeway Incident

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Incident Name: Freeway Incident

Date Reported: 08/29/2023

Time Reported: 0057 Hours

Incident Location: WB 91 at Adams, Riverside, CA. 92502

Ward #: Ward 5 Plascencia

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #23-29256

Control Time: 08/29/2023 at 0145 Hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:




  • Cause under investigation
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 2

    Truck Companies: 1



    Firefighter(s): 12

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s):

    Overhead Personnel:

    Mutual Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:



    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100%

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

    Incident Size Acreage: .25 acres

    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of vegetation on fire at the WB 91 at the Adams exit.  The first arriving engine reported a fire in the ivy covering the sound wall.  The total length involved was approximately 300' and embers were casting into the neighborhood to the North.  Additional resources were requested, and fire suppression operations took place on both sides of the wall.  The area required extensive overhaul to ensure the fire was completely out.  The cause of the fire is under investigation and there was no property damage.  There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • AMR

  • Incident Commander: Fire Captain Matt Dalton

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Date / Time Posted: 08/29/2023 1130

    Information Center: 951.826.5321