Riverside Fire Department

Mission Inn Incident

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Incident Name: Mission Inn Incident

Date Reported: 11/03/2023

Time Reported: 1120 Hours

Incident Location: Mission Inn Ave X Santa Ana River, Riverside, CA 92501

Ward #: Ward 1 Edwards

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #23-037457

Control Time: 11/03/2023 at 1215 Hours





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    On November 3, 2023, Cal-Fire and The City of Riverside responded to the area of Mission Inn X Crestmore for reports of a Vegetation Fire.  County Fire arrived on scene to find a small spot of vegetation on fire within the old Boy Scout Camp.  City resources arrived on scene to discover three additional fires for a total of four fires within the old Boy Scout Camp.  The fire was upgraded to two alarms.  Each fire was contained, investigated and mopped up.  The four separate fires were not located in homeless camps.  The fire cause was undetermined after investigation, but the probable cause is human related.  There were no firefighters or civilian injuries.

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    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 11/03/203 1936

    Information Center: 951.826.5321