Riverside Fire Department

Rubidoux Incident

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Incident Name: Rubidoux Incident

Date Reported: 9/10/2023

Time Reported: 1039 Hours

Incident Location: Santa Ana River Trail, Mile Marker 67, Riverside, CA 92501

Ward #: Ward 1 Edwards

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #23-30792

Control Time: 9/10/2023 1205 Hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:




  • Cause undetermined after investigation
  • Evacuations:

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 4

    Truck Companies:



    Firefighter(s): 13

    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: 100

    Incident Size Acreage: 1/8

    Current Situation

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    On Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 10:39 a.m., The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire in the Santa Ana River Bottom just north of Mile Marker 67 on the SART Trail, situated to the north of Ryan Bonaminio Park and south of the Carlson Dog Park.  The incident originated in a homeless camp and encompassed 1/8 of acre with two complicated large eucalyptus trees.  A total of one chief officer and 13 firefighters responded to the incident.  There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.  The cause of the fire is undetermined after investigation.  There were no witnesses to the fire. 

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    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 9/10/2023 1246 Hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321