Firefighter Explorers to Brave Scorching Heat to Compete for Top Honors

RIVERSIDE – Dozens of aspiring firefighters from throughout the Inland Empire will endure today’s extreme heat to compete in a contest meant to test participants’ strength, stamina and team spirit. The Inland Empire Firefighter Explorers’ Association’s fourth annual “Fire Muster” is slated for 9 a.m. at Arlington Heights Sports Park in Riverside. Two-dozen teams, numbering […]

Blaze Threatens Homes in West Riverside

RIVERSIDE- A third-alarm fire that charred three acres in a rural area of west Riverside and threatened multiple properties was under investigation today though authorities said fireworks were found in the burned vegetation. A homeowner was later fined for having illegal fireworks, fire officials said. The blaze was reported just before 4 p.m. at 7355 […]

Blaze Threatens Homes in West Riverside

RIVERSIDE- A fire broke out today in a rural area of west Riverside, threatening multiple properties until crews managed to head off the flames. The two-acre blaze was reported just before 4 p.m. at 7355 Graylock Avenue, near Lenox Avenue, in an area known as Alessandro Heights, according to the Riverside Fire Department. Officials said […]

 Wildfire Blackens Hillside near Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE – A wildfire erupted today on a hillside just west of Lake Elsinore, scorching about three acres before crews got it under control. The non-injury blaze was reported shortly after 3 p.m. near Fairview and Orange streets, just east of the Ortega (74) Highway, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.   With […]

Fire crews to conduct prescribed burn in preserve

TEMECULA – Riverside County firefighters tomorrow will initiate a two-day controlled burn in the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, just west of Temecula, to eliminate excess vegetation. Crews will be burning off about 105 acres Tuesday and 155 acres on Wednesday, according to fire department officials. Operations will be concentrated in the area of Mesa de Colorado, between 6 […]

SAN JACINTO: Firefighters extinguish blaze that charred 27 acres and sent firefighter to hospital

SAN JACINTO: Firefighters extinguish blaze that charred 27 acres and sent firefighter to hospital

UPDATED: June 3, 7:30 p.m. SAN JACINTO — Firefighters have contained a vegetation blaze that burned for about nine hours and charred nearly 30 acres near Soboba Road in an unincorporated area of San Jacinto. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Tawny Cabral updated that the fire had been contained shortly before 9 p.m. Officials have […]

HEMET: DUI suspected in fiery, two-car wreck

HEMET: DUI suspected in fiery, two-car wreck

HEMET — Reports of a fiery wreck in Hemet brought emergency first responders from multiple agencies rushing to the scene Saturday, June 3. The crash, which caused one vehicle to burst into flames, happened at the intersection of Domenigoni and Searl Parkways in Hemet. The accident happened at the entrance to the Western Science Museum […]

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