Riverside Fire Department

Vegetation Fire

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Incident Name: Challen

Date Reported: 5/9/2020

Time Reported: 1508

Incident Location: 4600 Challen

Ward #: 5

Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire

Incident Number: 20-13288

Control Time: 1522





Non Injury:

Displaced Persons:


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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 4

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    Firefighter(s): 18

    Safety Officer(s):

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s): 2

    Overhead Personnel: 1

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    Incident Size Acreage: .25

    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a possible vegetation fire at Challen Park. Upon arrival there was a 20 X20 fire burning in annual seasonal grasses with a light to moderate rate of spread. The crews deployed their hose lines and were able to bring the fire under control within 15 minutes. The cause of the fire was a shopping cart full of paper that was lite by an unknown person. The fire grew to approximately .25 acre. All crews picked up their equipment and cleared the call.

    Part of the fencing at the park sustained some damage due to the heat of the fire.

    There were no injuries during this incident.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: T. Perna

    Prepared By: T. Perna

    Date / Time Posted: 05/9/20 2140

    Information Center: 951.826.5321