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Nuevo brush fire burns 50 acres, forward progress stopped

NUEVO (CNS) - An aggressive air and ground attack from firefighters stopped the forward progress of a 50-acre wildfire in Nuevo today amid triple-digit temperatures, fire officials said. The blaze broke out at about 10:30 a.m. in... — Updated 7/14/2019

 By City News Service    News

Vegetation fire in Aguanga up to 80 acres, 60% contained

AGUANGA - A grass fire broke out today on the east end of Aguanga, blackening over 75 acres in an hour but not immediately threatening any homes or other structures. By 2:20 p.m.,... — Updated 7/21/2019

 By City News Service    News

Brush fire west of Hemet damages structures

HEMET - A brush fire that erupted on Friday, July 5 just west of Hemet scorched about an acre and damaged several outbuildings before it was stopped. The non-injury blaze was reported at 2:32 p.m. in the area of El Centro Avenue... — Updated 7/5/2019

 By City News Service    News

Blaze burns 20 acres in Menifee field

MENIFEE (CNS) - A grass fire that erupted on Monday, July 8 in a field at a Menifee intersection scorched about 22 acres before it was knocked down. The non-injury blaze was reported at 10:35 a.m. in the area of Domenigoni Parkway... — Updated 7/8/2019

 By City News Service    News

Blaze erupts south of Hemet, burning in canyon

HEMET - A brush fire that broke out on Thursday, July 11 just south of Hemet scorched about 20 acres, but did not damage any homes or other structures before it was contained. The non-injury blaze was reported at 2 p.m. in the... — Updated 7/11/2019


Mylar balloon sparks fire in Wildomar

WILDOMAR (CNS) - A one-acre fire sparked on Sunday, June 23 after a Mylar balloon got tangled in power lines in Wildomar, officials said. Riverside County firefighters were called to Bundy Canyon Road near Farm Road at about 2:45... — Updated 6/24/2019

 By City News Service    News

Canyon Lake continues fire service contract with county

RIVERSIDE - The city of Canyon Lake's lone firehouse will be fully staffed for another year, under a $2.23 million contract approved on Tuesday, June 25 by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The agreement, which takes effec... — Updated 6/25/2019


Fire Chief: Fireworks are illegal in Riverside County

Cal Fire Riverside County Fire Chief Shawn C. Newman would like to remind all citizens that Riverside County Ordinances 858 and 787 prohibit the use of any type of fireworks in Rive... — Updated 6/26/2019

 By City News Service    News

Hemet fire chief closes park for public safety

HEMET - A park on the south edge of Hemet will be closed to public access for the duration of wildfire season to minimize brush fire risks, city officials said on Wednesday, June 26. Fire Chief Scott Brown said Simpson Park, just... — Updated 6/26/2019


Prescribed burn at Lake Skinner planned for Wednesday and Thursday

LAKE SKINNER - On Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department, in cooperation with Riverside County Parks and Metropolitan Water District, will be conducting prescribed burns at Lake Skinner... — Updated 6/19/2019

 By City News Service    News

Crews to complete controlled burn near Lake Skinner

FRENCH VALLEY - Riverside County fire crews were slated to finish a controlled burn just west of Lake Skinner in the French Valley area on Thursday, June 20 to clear hundreds of acres of excess brush, and residents and motorists... — Updated 6/20/2019

 By City News Service    News

Young hiker injured near San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO - An injured youth who was hiking in a hard-to-reach spot north of San Jacinto was hoisted out of the location by rescue crews on a helicopter on Saturday, June 8. The injury occurred at about 9:25 a.m. near Gilman... — Updated 6/8/2019


Fire breaks out in storage containers near I-15 in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) - Firefighters doused numerous Connex boxes that ignited near Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore on Saturday, June 8. The fire started at about 2:35 p.m. near the freeway's Lake Street on-ramp, according to the... — Updated 6/8/2019

 By Valley News Staff    News

Firefighters battling residential structure fire in De Luz

Cal Fire San Diego reported that the agency was at the scene of a residential structure fire in De Luz that was reported to be threatening vegetation in the area just after noon,... — Updated 6/9/2019

 By City News Service    News

Investigators seek to ID source of Pechanga resort fire

UPDATE: June 4, 5:30 p.m. TEMECULA - An investigation was continuing on Tuesday, June 4 into what sparked a fire in an elevator shaft at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula that... — Updated 6/4/2019

 By City News Service    News

Wildfire erupts on west end of Hemet

HEMET - A brush fire that broke out on Wednesday, June 5 on the west end of Hemet blackened about 20 acres before being contained. The non-injury blaze was reported just after 4... — Updated 6/5/2019


Blaze damages Menifee residential property

MENIFEE - A fire that erupted on Tuesday, May 28 in a Menifee house damaged several rooms before it was knocked down. The non-injury blaze was reported about 11 a.m. in the 31000 block of Three Oaks Drive, near Charmaine Place,... — Updated 5/28/2019

 By Valley News Staff    News

Female bitten by rattlesnake in unincorporated Temecula

TEMECULA - CalFire Riverside reported that a female was bitten by a rattlesnake in unincorporated Temecula near De Luz in a report issued at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. The female was reported to have moderate injuries on the 46300... — Updated 5/28/2019

 By Valley News Staff    News

Report: Firefighters battling blaze next to Interstate 15 in Wildomar

WILDOMAR - CalFire Riverside crews are working to contain an acre-wide blaze along northbound Interstate 15, between Baxter and Clinton Keith roads, in Wildomar as of 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. The California High Patrol was expected... — Updated 5/28/2019

 By City News Service    News

Temecula charter school evacuated after unknown substance sickens kids

TEMECULA - Exposure to an unknown substance caused five students at a Temecula charter school to become ill on Wednesday, May 29, prompting authorities to evacuate the entire campus. The potential hazardous material exposure was... — Updated 6/3/2019

 By City News Service    News

Blaze erupts alongside State Route 74, firefighters contain it quickly

MENIFEE - A grass fire that broke out on Wednesday, May 19 just north of state Route 74 in Menifee scorched about an acre before it was knocked down by firefighters. The non-injury blaze was reported about 2:40 p.m. in the area of... — Updated 5/29/2019

 By City News Service    News

Blaze breaks out near Perris homeless encampment

PERRIS - A brush fire broke out on Wednesday, May 22 in Perris, quickly scorching six acres as winds from a storm cell hampered efforts to contain the blaze. The brusher, dubbed the "Orange Fire,'' was reported at 12:20 p.m. in... — Updated 5/22/2019

 By City News Service    News

Firefighters snuff out Perris house fire

PERRIS - Firefighters managed to douse a small fire in a Perris home on Sunday, May 12 before it could spread to the whole residence. The fire was reported at around noon in the 1000 block of Florey Street, just off of North... — Updated 5/13/2019

 By Valley News Staff    News

Chemical spill closes Murrieta road

MURRIETA - According to Murrieta Fire and Rescue, a chemical spill has closed a road in the city and they will remain closed for up to three hours. The agencies said the chemical... — Updated 5/14/2019


Hiker suffers possible rattlesnake bite on trail near Lake Hemet

LAKE HEMET - A woman hiking south of Lake Hemet in the San Bernardino National Forest collapsed on Wednesday, May 15 after possibly being bitten by a rattlesnake and used her cell phone to summon paramedics. The hiker, whose name... — Updated 5/15/2019


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