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Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE

Incident Name: Highway Type of Incident: Traffic Collision - Multiple Vehicle
Incident Address: Westbound Interstate 10 at Ford Dry Lake Incident Number: CA-RRU-146248
Community: Desert Center Date Reported: 12/26/2015
Time Reported: 8:24 AM
Fatalities: 0  Major: 0  Moderate: 2  Minor: 12  Non Injury: 0
Transported Ground Ambulances: 7 Est. Containment Time:
Air Ambulance: 0 Est. Control Time:
Loss: $0.00
Saved: $0.00 Evacuations: No
Cause: Evacuation Comments:

Current Situation

(Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)
UPDATE 12/26/15 @ 1:30 p.m. - There were four vehicles involved and a total of fourteen patients. Two patients with moderate injuries, and five patients with minor injuries were transported by ground ambulance to area hospitals. The remaining seven patients were evaluated by paramedics on scene and declined transport. 
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to a report of a traffic collision involving multiple vehicles on westbound Interstate 10 at Ford Dry Lake in Desert Center. The first arriving engine company reported forty to forty-five mile per hour winds, with wind and sand and declared the incident a mass casualty due to multiple patients. Five patients with minor injuries and two patients with moderate injuries were transported by ground ambulance to area hospitals. All fire resources have cleared the scene. For further information please contact California Highway Patrol at

Resources Assigned

Firefighters: 6 Helicopters: 0 Utilities: No
Law Enforcement: No Engine Companies: 2 Air Tankers: 0
Air Attack: No Truck Companies: 0 Fire Crews: 0
EMD: No Overhead Personnel: 0 Water Tenders: 0
American Red Cross: No Fire Investigator: No Bulldozers: 0
Public Information Officer: No Displaced Persons: No RVC Medics: 0
Ambulance Air: 0  Ground: 5
Specialized Equipment: None,

Cooperating Agencies

American Medical Response, CAL FIRE/Riverside, California Highway Patrol - Blythe, Riverside County Fire Department,
Prepared By: April Newman Information Center: (951) 940-6985
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