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Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE

Incident Name: 72 (CONTAINED) Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire
Incident Address: Near the Intersection of Pierce Street and Avenue 73 Incident Number: CA-RRU-009804
Community: Thermal Date Reported: 1/19/2021
Time Reported: 4:37 AM
Fatalities: 0  Major: 0  Moderate: 0  Minor: 0  Non Injury: 0
Transported Ground Ambulances: 0 Est. Containment Time: 1/20/2021 4:23 PM
Air Ambulance: 0 Est. Control Time:
Loss: $0.00
Saved: $0.00 Evacuations: No
Cause: Under Investigation Evacuation Comments:

Current Situation

(Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)
Firefighters contained the fire on Wednesday, January 20th, at 4:23 p.m..
Morning Update 1/20/21 @ 10:00 a.m. - The fire is 43 acres and is now 50% contained.  Fire resources were aided by light rain early this morning and will continue working throughout the day to fully contain the fire. 
EVENING UPDATE 1/19/21 @ 7:00 p.m. - The fire is currently 43 acres and 25% contained.  This will be the final update of the evening unless fire activity dictates otherwise.
UPDATE @ 3:00 p.m. - The fire has grown to 40 acres and is now 10% contained. 
UPDATE @ 12:00 p.m. - The fire is now 35 acres and 5% contained.  The fire is currently burning in a landscape debris refuse yard located on the Torres Martinez Indian Reservation.  Bureau of Indian Affairs is assisting. 
CAL FIRE/ Riverside County Firefighters responded to multiple reports of fire near the intersection of Peirce Street and Avenue 73.  The first arriving fire resource reported approximately 2 acres burning in heavy fuels in an old fish pond.  Wind in the area has presented a challenge for firefighters and the fire is currently 30 acres and burning in debris and unknown fuels.  More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

Resources Assigned

Firefighters: 50 Helicopters: 0 Utilities: No
Law Enforcement: No Engine Companies: 16 Air Tankers: 0
Air Attack: No Truck Companies: 0 Fire Crews: 0
EMD: No Overhead Personnel: 5 Water Tenders: 2
American Red Cross: No Fire Investigator: No Bulldozers: 1
Public Information Officer: No Displaced Persons: No RVC Medics: 0
Ambulance Air: 0  Ground: 0
Specialized Equipment: None,

Cooperating Agencies

Imperial Irrigation District,
Prepared By: Rob Roseen Information Center: (951) 940-6985
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