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Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE

Incident Name: 54 (CONTAINED) Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire
Incident Address: 83000 Block Avenue 54 Incident Number: CA-RRU-73895
Community: Coachella Date Reported: 6/11/2018
Time Reported: 2:46 PM
Fatalities: 0  Major: 0  Moderate: 0  Minor: 0  Non Injury: 0
Transported Ground Ambulances: 0 Est. Containment Time: 6/11/2018 7:08 PM
Air Ambulance: 0 Est. Control Time: 6/12/2018 6:00 AM
Loss: $15,000,000.00
Saved: $25,000,000.00 Evacuations: No
Cause: Evacuation Comments:

Current Situation

(Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)
FINAL UPDATE WITH CORRECTION 6/12/18 @ 8:15 a.m. - The fire was 100% contained on 6/11/18 at 7:08 p.m. and was 100% controlled as of 6:00 a.m. today. Firefighters are transitioning the incident over to the property owner. ** UPDATE 6/11/18 @ 10:28 p.m. - The fire remains at 50% contained. Resources will remain on scene throughout the night. Unless any significant incident activity occurs, the next update will be tomorrow morning. ** UPDATE 6/11/18 @ 8:12 p.m. - The fire is 50% contained to three acres. Resources will remain on scene for several hours for extensive overhaul. ** ** CORRECTION ** The road closure is on Avenue 54 between Jackson Street and Calhoun Street. ** UPDATE 6/11/18 @ 5:58 p.m. - A Public Information Officer is on scene at the incident. The forward rate of spread has been stopped and the fire remains at approximately two acres. Two vehicles have been destroyed in addition to the residential structure. A road closure is in place on Jackson Street X Avenue 54 just south of the fire. There are down power lines within the fire which has effected some nearby residents. For an exact number of effected residents and updates on the power outage please contact Imperial Irrigation District (IID). ** UPDATE 6/11/18 @ 4:01 p.m. - The fire is now approximately two acres. There has been a significant wind change with gusts of 15 to 20 MPH. Additional resources have been requested and started to the incident. ** UPDATE 6/11/18 @ 3:44 p.m. - The fire is 0% contained. The residential structure has been completely destroyed. ** CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to multiple reports of a fire at the 83000 block of Avenue 54 in Coachella. Firefighters are on scene of multiple debris piles, with one residential structure on fire, that is spreading into an active date palm grove. Firefighters will remain committed for an extended amount of time. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.

Resources Assigned

Firefighters: 62 Helicopters: 0 Utilities: No
Law Enforcement: No Engine Companies: 17 Air Tankers: 0
Air Attack: No Truck Companies: 1 Fire Crews: 0
EMD: No Overhead Personnel: 4 Water Tenders: 2
American Red Cross: No Fire Investigator: No Bulldozers: 0
Public Information Officer: Yes Displaced Persons: No RVC Medics: 0
Ambulance Air: 0  Ground: 0
Specialized Equipment: None,

Cooperating Agencies

CAL FIRE/Riverside, Cathedral City FD, Morongo Fire Department, Palm Springs FD, Riverside County Fire Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Office,
Prepared By: April Newman Information Center: (951) 940-6985
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