RIVERSIDE: Vegetation Fire Near Homes

Late Saturday night July 14, 2018 the City of Riverside Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a fire behind an apartment complex. The fire was reported around 11:40pm on the hillside behind the Los Colinas Apartments in the 3200 block of Panorama Rd. The first arriving engine company reported roughly 1/4 acre of dry vegetation on fire moving uphill towards several homes. Residents in the complex attempted to use garden hoses and fire extinguishers to fight the fire until Firefighters arrived. Firefighters were able to stop the forward progress of the fire at roughly one acre, preventing it from damaging any structures. The cause of the fire is under investigation.