HEMET – Vegetation fire quickly grows into huge blaze

HEMET – Vegetation fire quickly grows into huge blaze

HEMET – A minor vegetation fire quickly became a major city emergency Friday Sept. 30 when a small brush fire turned into a roaring blaze that took several hours to bring under control. The fire eventually destroyed a recreational vehicle as well as several trailers and structures on the property. The fire was first reported at […]

I-15 vehicle blaze in Murrieta slows mid-day commuters

I-15 vehicle blaze in Murrieta slows mid-day commuters

MURRIETA – A vehicle fire along the northbound lanes of the I-15 freeway, just south of California Oaks Road this afternoon slowed mid-day motorists as fire crews worked to extinguish first the vehicle fire and then a small brush fire caused by the car fire. The incident was first reported to California Highway Patrol officials at 12:42 p.m. […]

Firefighters battling 40-acre brush fire in Lakeland Village

Firefighters battling 40-acre brush fire in Lakeland Village

Nearly 200 firefighters are battling a 40-acre brush fire in Lakeland Village along the west side of Lake Elsinore near the Ortega Highway. 185 firefighters, from 21 engine companies, along with two helicopters, six air tankers, three water tenders and one bulldozer were helping to fight the vegetation fire. The fire was being fought with […]

Six firefighters entrapped by raging Blue Cut wildfire, 2 injured

Six firefighters entrapped by raging Blue Cut wildfire, 2 injured

Cajon Pass – Six firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire became entrapped by wildfire today, August 16. The firefighters were defending homes and assisting with residential evacuations in the Swarthout Canyon area west of the Cajon Pass, according to San Bernardino County Fire Public Information Officer Tracey Martinez. The six firefighters were part of two […]

Brush fire in Murrieta creek bottom quickly contained

Brush fire in Murrieta creek bottom quickly contained

MURRIETA – Murrieta Firefighters extinguished a small brush fire in a creek bottom near Lincoln Avenue behind Murrieta Ranch Preschool Saturday, July 30, according to a fire official. Four engines, one truck, one water tender, and a command vehicle responded to the fire just after 5:00 p.m. When fire crews arrived, they made access through the […]

Murrieta fire crews battle blaze, save home

Murrieta fire crews battle blaze, save home

MURRIETA – Firefighters and other emergency first responders were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 23000 block of Robert Court Friday, August 5. The fire was reported just after 11:00 a.m. Fourteen City of Murrieta firefighters responded to the fire with assistance from four Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters After the fire was extinguished, firefighters […]