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Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE

Incident Name: 70 (CONTAINED) Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire
Incident Address: Avenue 70 X Pierce St Incident Number: CA-RRU-039891
Community: Thermal Date Reported: 3/27/2019
Time Reported: 11:49 PM
Fatalities: 0  Major: 0  Moderate: 0  Minor: 0  Non Injury: 0
Transported Ground Ambulances: 0 Est. Containment Time: 3/28/2019 2:53 AM
Air Ambulance: 0 Est. Control Time:
Loss: $0.00
Saved: $0.00 Evacuations: Yes
Cause: Under Investigation Evacuation Comments: UPDATE - 1:45 pm - As of this morning the Evacuation Center has been closed. UPDATE - 2:30 am - Riverside County Emergency Managment Department and Red Cross have established a Evacuation Center at Desert Mirage High School, 86-150 Ave 66, Thermal, CA 92274 UPDATE - 2:15 am Red Cross en route to assist with approximately 250 evacuees. Approximately 12 Homes along Avenue 70 on both sides of the street.

Current Situation

(Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)
[UPDATE] - 1:42 pm - Firefighters continue to mop up the incident. A second vehicle was also destroyed in the fire. As of this morning the Evacuation center has been closed.
[UPDATE] - 5:53 am - A total of 5 residences were destroyed on the fire as well as 1 boat and 1 vehicle.  A Field PIO will be on scene within the hour.
 
[UPDATE] - 2:53 am - The fire has been contained at 3 acres.  Firefighters will remain on scene for several hours for extensive mop up of the incident.
 
[UPDATE] - 2:30 am - Riverside County Emergency Managment Department and Red Cross have established a Evacuation Center at Desert Mirage High School, 86-150 Ave 66, Thermal, CA 92274
 
[UPDATE] - 2:15 am Red Cross en route to assist with approximately 250 evacuees.
 
[UPDATE] - 1:40 am - Fire holding at approximately 2 acres and 0% contained in a variety of brush and trees.  Firefighters are continuing to defend structures on both sides of Avenue 70. 
 
[UPDATE] - 1:30 am - 2 Additional structures with severe damage.  Fire is on both sides of Avenue 70. 
 
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire near the intersection of Avenue 70 and Pierce Street.  The first arriving engine reported approximately 1 acre of heavy fuels involved with threat to residential structures. 2 Mobile Homes/Trailers have been destroyed. There are no reports of injuries at this time.  Updates will be posted as information becomes available.   

Resources Assigned

Firefighters: 60 Helicopters: 0 Utilities: Yes
Law Enforcement: Yes Engine Companies: 11 Air Tankers: 0
Air Attack: No Truck Companies: 0 Fire Crews: 0
EMD: Yes Overhead Personnel: 2 Water Tenders: 2
American Red Cross: Yes Fire Investigator: Yes Bulldozers: 0
Public Information Officer: Yes Displaced Persons: Yes RVC Medics: 0
Ambulance Air: 0  Ground: 0
Specialized Equipment: None,

Cooperating Agencies

Bureau of Indian Affairs, CAL FIRE/Riverside, Imperial Irrigation District, Riverside County Fire Department, Riverside County Fire Emergency Management Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Office,
Prepared By: Rob Roseen Information Center: (951) 940-6985
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