RIVERSIDE: Huge fire, explosions from homeless encampment, hinder firefighters efforts

RIVERSIDE: Huge fire, explosions from homeless encampment, hinder firefighters efforts

RIVERSIDE — Several explosions heard coming from what was reported as a vegetation fire turned out to be a homeless encampment burning, Tuesday night, June 27. Several loud explosions reported both before and after firefighters arrival slowed firefighters progress; but didn’t keep them from successfully knocking down the blaze. The fire was reported shortly before 10 […]

HEMET: Falcon Fire

HEMET – Fire was burning two double-wide mobile homes in the Green Acres area near Hemet today, authorities said. It was reported at 9:47 p.m. at Falcon View Lane and Sea View Road, according to April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department. Flames were showing when the first engine company arrived, Newman said. Twenty-eight […]

PERRIS: Fire breakout in residential buildings

PERRIS – Multiple outbuildings on a residential propert in Perris were damaged by fire, authorities said today. The fire was reported at 10:45 p.m. Sunday on East Nance Street, east of North Perris Boulevard, said April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department. The first arriving truck company reported a single family home was on […]

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 […]