Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Multi-Agency Response Holds Fire Off Vigilante Rd

Moreno Valley-

On June 4th, 2013 at 12:17 PM, the Heartland Communications Center received multiple 911 calls about a vegetation fire burning behind the businesses in the 12500 block of Vigilante Rd. A medium wildland response was initiated which brought 3 brush engines, three structural engines, one water tender, two duty officers, and an ALS medic unit. Cal Fire also initiated a response which included additional brush engines and aircraft.

Firefighter Todd Welch overhauling the fire area.

Crews from Lakeside and Santee continue the overhaul process in heavy overhead fuels.
The first arriving officer was Fire Chief Parr who located a fire burning in a creek bed near the businesses. Engine 2 (River Park Station), and engines from the Santee Fire Department took up positions to stop the spread. Additional companies were requested to assist with overhaul in the area. Brush 225 (Viejas Fire), and Cal Fire crews cut a containment line around the fire which was located in heavy fuels.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Lakeside Fire was assisted by Santee Fire, Viejas Fire, and Cal Fire. A total of 11 Lakeside personnel responded to the fire.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District
Photos By: Fire Captain Rick Dalldorf, Lakeside Fire District

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