Riverside Fire Department

Valley Incident

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Incident Name: Valley Incident

Date Reported: 6/6/2022

Time Reported: 2335 Hours

Incident Location: 10800 Block Valley Way, Riverside CA 92502

Ward #: Ward 7 Hemenway

Type of Incident: Vehicle Fire in Mulch Piles

Incident Number: RIV #22-18938

Control Time: 6/7/2022 at 0100 Hours





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  • Unintentional
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    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 5

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    Firefighter(s): 20

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    Utilities: Streets Division

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    Incident Size Acreage: .10 acres

    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle fire off Valley Way, near Mitchell.  The first due engine reported a well involved vehicle approximately 300 feet from the roadway in the middle of a large mulch pile field.  Fire was spreading to the mulch.  The engine Captain requested 2 additional engines, 1 brush engine, and a water tender.  Resources arrived and made access to the vehicle to initiate fire attack.  Spread to the mulch was minimized, however, the mulch was 4-6' deep at the location of the vehicle fire and overhaul was extensive.  Heavy equipment from Streets was requested and arrived later in the incident.  The area was overhauled for several hours to completely extinguish all burning material.  The vehicle was a total loss.  There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Date / Time Posted: 6/7/2022 0630

    Information Center: 951.826.5321