Riverside Fire Department

Sycamore Canyon Fire

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Incident Name: Sycamore Canyon

Date Reported: 09/07/2019

Time Reported: 1500 hours

Incident Location: Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park

Ward #: Ward 2 Melendrez & Ward 4 Conder

Type of Incident: Wildland Fire

Incident Number: RIV #19-026767

Control Time:





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons: 0




  • Cause under investigation
  • Evacuations: No

    Evacuation Comments:

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 3

    Engine Companies: 25

    Truck Companies:



    Firefighter(s): 125

    Safety Officer(s): 1

    Public Information Officer(s): 1

    Fire Investigator(s): 2

    Overhead Personnel:

    Mutial Aid:

  • Mutual Aid Received
  • Specialized Equipment:

    EOC: 1


    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 75%

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained: Evening of 09/08/2019

    Incident Size Acreage: 250

    Current Situation

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


    As of 5:00pm on 09/08/2019 the Sycamore Canyon Fire is now 100% contained.  Fire units will continue to monitor the area  over the next several days.  We ask citizens to continue to take caution within the burn area.


    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a reported vegetation fire in the area of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park. First arriving units reported a large fire that quickly grew being slope driven and burning in light grass. The fire is currently at 250 acres. Working with Cal Fire under Mass Mutual Aid, 130 firefighters were assigned to structure protection and perimeter control. Due to the structure threat and hikers within the wilderness park area, two dozers, one air attack, three air tankers, and one helicopter responded under assistance by hire.

    A Third Alarm of city resources was established

    RPD assisted with tempory road closures and the notification of hikers in the wilderness park area

    A Safety Officer and PIO were assigned

    Fire Investigators responded and are currently working on a cause and origin

    The fire is now 75% contained with full containment expected by the evening of 09/08/19

    No structures were reported damaged

    No injuries were reported

    Citizens are asked to stay clear of the burn area until fire officials can ensure the area is safe to access



    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: BC Gooch

    Prepared By: Brian Guzzetta

    Date / Time Posted: 09/08/2019 1412

    Information Center: 951.826.5321