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 By City News Service    News 

Car fire sparks 30-acre brush fire in San Juan Capistrano area

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - A car fire sparked flames that have charred 30-acres of brush in the San Juan Capistrano area, authorities said. The car fire was reported just before 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at Ortega Highway and Nichols... — Updated 9/14/2019

 
 By Will Fritz    News 

Brush fire breaks out west of San Jacinto

More than 200 firefighters are battling a 100-acre brush fire between Nuevo and San Jacinto that broke out late Saturday. The fire was first reported at 5:52 p.m. near the 21000 block of Horseshoe Trail in the rural Juniper Flats... — Updated 9/14/2019

 
 By City News Service    News 

Officials: Tenaja Fire 100% contained

MURRIETA (CNS) - A wildfire west of Murrieta that burned 1,926 acres and was 100 percent contained by lines of cleared vegetation today more than a week after it started. The... — Updated 9/14/2019

 
 By Valley News Staff    News

Officials revise size of Tenaja fire, 1,926 acres charred with 90% containment

UPDATE: Sept. 9, 8 a.m. The 1,926 acre Tenaja Fire is now at 90% containment and has once again been downgraded in size, fire officals reported this morning. The cause of the blaze... — Updated 9/9/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Felon charged with setting field ablaze in Lake Elsinore

MURRIETA - A 48-year-old probationer accused of igniting a fire in Lake Elsinore was charged on Monday, Sept. 9 with arson. Rene Noriega Chavez was arrested Thursday after allegedly setting the blaze in the area of Gunnerson... — Updated 9/9/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Tenaja Fire 98% contained, full containment expected Friday

MURRIETA - A wildfire west of Murrieta has burned 1,926 acres and was 98% contained tonight and firefighters anticipated full containment by Friday, Sept. 13. The Tenaja blaze was... — Updated 9/12/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Small fires keep crews busy along State Route 74

GOOD HOPE - Four spot fires along state Route 74 west of Perris burned roughly an acre on Friday, Aug. 30 before crews got them under control. The non-injury blazes were reported about 1:40 p.m. over a quarter-mile space between... — Updated 8/30/2019

 

Hemet house fire displaces two

HEMET (CNS) - A fire erupted in a single-story home near Hemet on Monday, Sept. 2, displacing two adults. The non-injury blaze was reported at 11:12 a.m. in the 43000 block of San Marcos Place in the unincorporated community of... — Updated 9/3/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Fire damages upper floor of Temecula home

TEMECULA - A fire that erupted on Tuesday, Sept. 3 on the second floor of a newly constructed home in Temecula damaged a network of rooftop solar panels, left two firefighters with minor injuries and temporarily displaced the... — Updated 9/3/2019

 
 By Shane Gibson    News

VIDEO: Firefighters continue to fight Tenaja Fire

Valley News photojournalist Shane Gibson shot these videos as firefighters continued to fight the Tenaja Fire in the La Cresta and Murrieta area of southwest Riverside County on... — Updated 9/5/2019

 
 By Valley News Staff    News

Fire scorches 80 acres near I-15 in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE - A brush fire in Lake Elsinore burned about 80 acres near Interstate 15 and Temescal Canyon Road on Sunday, Aug. 25 before being contained in the afternoon. The... — Updated 8/26/2019

 
 By Valley News Staff    News

Brush fire in De Luz dealt with by firefighters

DE LUZ - A brush fire reported in the area of De Luz Road and Santa Margarita Trail on Saturday, Aug. 10 was quickly knocked down and contained by firefighters. Initially, the fire... — Updated 8/10/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

One injured in mobile home fire near Hemet

HEMET (CNS) - Firefighters needed more than an hour on Saturday, Aug. 3 to extinguish a fire in a mobile home in the unincorporated Valle Vista area of Riverside County near Hemet. Crews responded to the 43300 block of Nola Street... — Updated 8/3/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Brush fire breaks out in Menifee

MENIFEE - A wildfire broke out in Menifee on Saturday, Aug. 3 and scorched at least two acres. The non-injury fire was reported at 2:11 p.m. near the 30000 block of Briggs Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.... — Updated 8/3/2019

 

Brushfire blackens acreage northeast of Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE - A brush fire that erupted on Monday, Aug. 5 just northeast of Lake Elsinore burned 80 acres and briefly threatened residences before it was partially contained. The non-injury "Toro Fire'' was reported at 2:20 p.m.... — Updated 8/5/2019

 

Fire engulfs one mobile home, damages a second mobile home in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) - Fire destroyed one mobile home and damaged a second in Lake Elsinore in the morning on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Firefighters responded to the 28000 block of Red Gum Drive about 12:15 a.m. and located a single wide... — Updated 8/6/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Celebration of life held for Escondido firefighter who died after training in De Luz

VISTA - Friends, family and colleagues gathered on Tuesday, Aug. 6 to remember a 29-year-old Cal Fire firefighter from Escondido who suffered a medical emergency during a training hike in De Luz with his engine crew. Yaroslav... — Updated 8/6/2019

 

Blaze stopped before reaching homes in Good Hope

GOOD HOPE (CNS) - A grass fire that broke out on Friday, July 26 in a field behind several houses in Good Hope was knocked down after blackening about a quarter acre. The non-injury blaze was reported at 11:56 a.m. in the 22500... — Updated 7/26/2019

 

Early morning fire damages Valley Vista mobile home

HEMET (CNS) - A mobile home was damaged by fire on Tuesday, July 30 in the unincorporated Valle Vista area of Riverside County near Hemet. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 45000 block of Highway 74 at 12:37 a.m. and... — Updated 7/30/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Hemet motel blaze leaves man seriously injured

HEMET - A man suffered life-threatening injuries in a Hemet motel fire that he likely ignited, but the reasons why remain unclear, police said. Hemet police Lt. Jeff Davis said the blaze erupted Monday afternoon in a second-floor... — Updated 7/30/2019

 

Fire engulfs mobile home near Temecula

TEMECULA (CNS) - A fire engulfed a double-wide mobile home on Tuesday, July 30 in an unincorporated area of Riverside County northeast of Temecula, but no injuries were reported. The fire was reported about 3:55 p.m. in the 40000... — Updated 7/31/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Fire destroys doublewide in Menifee

MENIFEE - A fire on Thursday, Aug. 1 destroyed a doublewide mobile home in Menifee, but no injuries were reported. The blaze erupted about 3:45 p.m. in the Hillside Mobile Home Estates, 27701 Murrieta Road, according to the... — Updated 8/4/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Spot fires break out along I-15 in Wildomar

WILDOMAR - Several spot fires that broke out on Monday, July 22 alongside Interstate 15 in Wildomar scorched roughly nine acres and damaged a garage before crews got them under control. The non-injury fires were reported about 4:25... — Updated 7/23/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

One killed in fire in San Jacinto mobile home

SAN JACINTO - One person was killed Tuesday, July 3 in a mobile home fire in San Jacinto. The fire was reported about 7:45 p.m. at a single-family mobile home in the 600 block of East Main Street, according to the Riverside County... — Updated 7/24/2019

 
 By City News Service    News

Blaze scorches field north of Lake Skinner

WINCHESTER - A brush fire just north of Lake Skinner in Winchester blackened about two acres today before it was stopped by Cal Fire air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter. The non-injury blaze was reported at 11:25 a.m. in... — Updated 7/25/2019

 

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