RIVERSIDE: Possible Fireworks Spark Vegetation Fire

On Sunday night July 01, 2018 the City of Riverside Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a fire along the eastbound 91 Freeway in the downtown area. The fire was reported shortly before 8:30pm on the eastbound 91 Freeway west of 14th Street. The first arriving engine company located roughly a 2 acre of vegetation burning along an embankment between railroad tracks and the 91 Freeway. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the embankment with no threat to structures. The cause of the fire is possibly illegal fireworks. Several people in the area were shooting off fireworks as Firefighters continued to work to extinguish the fire.