Riverside Fire Department

Valley Incident

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Incident Name: Valley Incident

Date Reported: 7/04/2020

Time Reported: 2252 Hours

Incident Location: 10800 Block of Valley Drive, Riverside, CA 92505

Ward #: Ward 7 Hemenway

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: RIV #20-018995

Control Time: 2345 Hours





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:




  • Intentional
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    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 7

    Truck Companies:



    Firefighter(s): 21

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

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    Mutial Aid:

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    Red Cross:

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 100

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

    Incident Size Acreage: 2

    Current Situation

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    On Saturday July 4, 2020 at 10:52 p.m., The City of Riverside Fire Department responded a first alarm vegetation fire assignment to the open land space at Valley Drive X Misty Ridge.  Firefighters arrived on scene to discover a 2-acre vegetation fire burning in annual grasses being held by two dirt roads.  Firefighters had difficult time making access to due to the fire being remote in the open land space.  A second alarm was requested.  Witnesses reported several vehicles in the area off roading and lighting off fireworks.  Firefighters contained the fire to two acres.  There were no firefighter injuries.  After investigation the fire cause is undetermined, but more than likely fireworks were the cause.  There were numerous dispensed firework mortar’s in the immediate area of the fire.  A total of 21 firefighters and one chief officer responded. 

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 07/05/2020 0650

    Information Center: 951.826.5321