Riverside Fire Department

Mt. Rubidoux

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Incident Name: Mt. Rubidoux

Date Reported: 07/06/2020

Time Reported: 2143 Hours

Incident Location: Carlson Dog Park at the base of Mt. Rubidoux

Ward #: Ward1, Councilmember Erin Edwards

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #20-019263

Control Time: 06/06/2020 at 2241 Hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons: None




  • Cause undetermined after investigation
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 4

    Truck Companies: 0

    Squad(s): 0

    Ambulance(s): 0

    Firefighter(s): 14

    Safety Officer(s): 0

    Public Information Officer(s): 0

    Fire Investigator(s): 0

    Overhead Personnel: 0

    Mutual Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:



    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100%

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained:

    Incident Size Acreage: 1/2 Acre

    Current Situation

    (Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)

    The city of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a vegetation fire near the Carlson Dog Park at the base of Mt Rubidoux on the north side of Mt Rubidoux Park. Firefighters found about a quarter acre of vegetation burning at the base of the mountain, and quickly progressing up the slope. Riverside firefighters quickly attacked the flanks of the fire, stopping its forward progress at ½ acre. The fire was placed under control in about 15 minutes, with firefighters remaining on scene for an additional 30 minutes to mop-up and cut a defensive line around the fire. The cause of the fire was undetermined after investigation. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries during the incident.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: BC Jeff DeLaurie

    Prepared By: Jeff DeLaurie

    Date / Time Posted: 07/06/2020 at 2342 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321