Riverside Fire Department

Mt. Rubidoux Incident

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Incident Name: Mt. Rubidoux

Date Reported: 06/08/2019

Time Reported: 1319 Hours

Incident Location: 4399 Miramonte Drive, Mt. Rubidoux, Riverside, Ca 92501

Ward #: Ward 1 Gardner

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #19-016793

Control Time: 06/08/2018 at 1830 Hours.

Fatalities: 0

Critical: 0

Moderate: 0

Minor: 2

Non Injury: 0

Displaced Persons: 0

Loss: 0

Save: 0


  • Cause undetermined after investigation
  • Evacuations: Yes

    Evacuation Comments: Evacuated Hikers off of Mt. Rubidoux

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 3

    Engine Companies: 11

    Truck Companies:


    Ambulance(s): 2

    Firefighter(s): 35

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s):

    Overhead Personnel: 1

    Mutial Aid:

  • Mutual Aid Received
  • Specialized Equipment:

    EOC: N/A

    Utilities: N/A

    Red Cross: N/A

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100%

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

    Incident Size Acreage: 11 Acres

    Current Situation

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

    The City of Riverside Fire Department is working a four alarm vegetation fire in Mt. Rubidoux.  The fire is currently 10 acres.  RPD is evacuating the mountain of hikers.  My. Rubidoux is closed. I  


    The forward progress has been stopped.  Fire is holding at 11 acres.  Mop up will take several hours.

    Update #2:

    Mt. Rubidoux expected to re-open in one hour.  Firefighters are battling the heat while working on steep hill slope.  Overhaul expected for five hours.

    Update #3:

    Fire is now 100% contained.  There was one firefighter injury in minor condition and was transported to a local area hospital.  Firefighters are picking up gear and equipment.  Mt. Rubidoux is open to the public.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • AMR
  • CAL-Fire
  • RPD

  • Incident Commander: Tony Perna

    Prepared By: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 06/08/2019 1357 Hours.

    Information Center: 951.826.5321