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 […]

MURRIETA: Alleged arsonist with long arrest history apprehended after starting fire

MURRIETA: Alleged arsonist with long arrest history apprehended after starting fire

MURRIETA — Police officials have announced the arrest of a Murrieta resident suspected of setting at least one field ablaze in Murrieta. Murrieta police officers made the arrest after witnesses reportedly saw the suspect start a brush fire in the area of Hayes Avenue and Kalmia Street in Murrieta, Monday, May 22. After an investigation, authorities […]

MENIFEE: Family of four displaced after fire destroys home

MENIFEE: Family of four displaced after fire destroys home

MENIFEE – Three adults and a juvenile were displaced by an early morning fire that destroyed a Menifee mobile home Tuesday, May 15. The home where the devastating blaze erupted is on the 33400 block of Lindenberger Road in Menifee. Cal Fire/Riverside County Firefighters, Riverside County sheriff’s deputies and American Medical Response medics responded to the blaze about 3:43 […]

MENIFEE: Firefighters knock down Menifee business blaze

MENIFEE: Firefighters knock down Menifee business blaze

MENIFEE – More than two dozen firefighters spent about one and one half hours knocking down a structure fire involving several vehicles, structures and outbuildings at a local business Sunday morning, April 23. The blaze broke out at the Menifee Collision Center in the 27700 block of Jackson Street in Menifee. Twenty-seven firefighters from six engine companies and […]

WOODCREST: Man critically injured after catching fire, burned across 100% of his body

WOODCREST: Man critically injured after catching fire, burned across 100% of his body

WOODCREST – Details are still emerging after a man was critically injured when he reportedly caught fire in a backyard Friday, April 21. The fire was reported on the 14000 block of Martin Place, west of Van Buren Boulevard, in Woodcrest. The victim, who has not been identified, was transported by American Medical Response ground ambulance to […]

MORENO VALLEY: Employee injured, shoppers scramble to safety during Wal-Mart fire

MORENO VALLEY: Employee injured, shoppers scramble to safety during Wal-Mart fire

MORENO VALLEY – An employee was injured when a fire erupted inside a busy Moreno Valley Wal-Mart Saturday morning, April 8. The store is in the 12700 block of Moreno Beach Drive in Moreno Valley. The fire, which reportedly began in the clothing section of the store, sent some shoppers scrambling out of the business. […]