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Incident Name: Harrison Incident

Date Reported: 05/16/2020

Time Reported: 1440 hours

Incident Location: 3100 Block of Harrison Street, Riverside

Ward #: Ward 5, Councilmember Gaby Plascencia

Type of Incident: Vegetation fire

Incident Number: #RIV 20-013959

Control Time: 05/16/2020 at 1656 hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:




  • Unintentional
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 5

    Truck Companies:



    Firefighter(s): 19

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s):

    Overhead Personnel: 2

    Mutual Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:



    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100 %

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

    Incident Size Acreage: 2 Acres

    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a vegetation fire in a vacant lot in the 3100 block of Harrison Street. The 1st due Engine company reported a fire of approximately ¼ acre in size burning in grass at a moderate rate of spread. The fire was burning to the east adjacent to the railroad track to the north, and along Fox and Shade Tree to the south. Afternoon west winds pushed the fire toward homes on Shade tree, so 1 Engine Company and a Brush Company were positioned at the end of Shade tree to defend a home that had a shake shingle roof. Riverside firefighters kept the fire away from the home and then allowed the fire to burn up to an asphalt work area that stopped the fires forward spread. The fire was placed under control 30 minutes after arrival, but Riverside firefighters remained on scene for another hour mopping up the fire that grew to 2 acres. The cause of the was a bottle rocket type firework that landed in the field igniting the dry brush. The owner of the bottle rocket was not determined. There was no property damage and no injuries during the incident.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • RPD

  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Jeff DeLaurie

    Prepared By: BC Jeff DeLaurie

    Date / Time Posted: 05/16/2020 1825

    Information Center: 951.826.5321