Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside Closed to Hikers as 10-Acre Brush Fire Burns
Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside was closed to hikers and walkers Saturday afternoon as firefighters worked to extinguish a small brush fire, according to police.
The vegetation fire was reported at 1:19 p.m. and burned through about 11 acres on the mountain and in a river bottom, authorities said. The fire’s location is 4399 Miramonte Dr., according to the City of Riverside Fire Department.
The department reported one person suffered a minor injury in the blaze as 35 firefighters responded to the scene. The fire was described as 20 percent contained shortly before 3 p.m.
No other details have been released.
Located just west of downtown in the city of Riverside, Mt. Rubidoux has a designated city park and features a heavily trafficked trail making it a popular tourist destination.