The #RiverbottomFire is burning off of the Santa Ana Bike Trail in the 1400 block of Old Ranch Road and Park Cliff Court in Riverbottom (Riverside Co), California. It was ignited this morning on Thursday 2/6/2020. Fire assets were dispatched and on-scene quickly around 0953 hours PST.
The cause is most likely to have started from an unattended encampment.
The wildfire is currently at 70 acres with a 50% conainment status and is expected to be fully contained by late Friday evening.
City of Riverside FD 221 firefighters, 14 engines and 2 hand crews along with mutual aid of: 2 air tankers, one helicopter.
During fire operations, authorities closed the Santa Ana Bike Path from Ryan Bonaminio Park to Anza Narriows Park.
Structure protection was in effect along with mandatory evacuations but were lifted after mutual aidl/aircraft resources arrived on-scene. Earlier in the incident, fire activity continued to increase and evacuations for those on Old Ranch Road and Park Cliff Court. An evacuation shelter was opened at the Dales Senior Center, located at 3936 Chestnut in Riverside, California.
ALL EVACUATIONS have been lifted.
Photo Credit of the City of Fire Riverside Department.
(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/6/2020 2120 Hours PST