BANNING: Brush fire at 80 percent containment

BANNING: Brush fire at 80 percent containment

BANNING – A brush fire that broke out on the northeast edge of Banning and blackened roughly 545 acres as it burned toward the Morongo Indian Reservation was 80 percent contained this afternoon. The blaze broke out shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the 10000 block of Mias Canyon Road, near Bluff Street, when a […]

BANNING: 540-acre fire at 40 percent containent

BANNING – A brush fire that broke out on the northeast edge of Banning and blackened roughly 540 acres as it burned toward the Morongo Indian Reservation was 40 percent contained today. The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the 10000 block of Mias Canyon Road, near Bluff Street. It was […]

 Crews battle blaze near Morongo Indian Reservation

BANNING – Firefighters continued today to battle a brush fire that broke out on the northeast edge of Banning and blackened roughly 540 acres as it burned toward the Morongo Indian Reservation. The non-injury blaze, which was 5 percent contained as of this afternoon, was reported shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the 10000 block […]

UPDATE: BEAUMONT: Hundreds of firefighters bring 6,300 acre “Manzanita” blaze under control

UPDATE: BEAUMONT: Hundreds of firefighters bring 6,300 acre “Manzanita” blaze under control

UPDATE Friday, June 30, 6 p.m. HEMET — The “Manzanita Fire,” which began burning Monday, June 26 and continued burning for several days has finally been brought under control and firefighters have reported 100% containment on the stubborn fire that began after a vehicle lost control while being driven on SR-79 Lamb Canyon and careened […]

BANNING: Infant nearly drowns in pool

BANNING – An infant nearly drowned in a pool today at a Banning residence. Firefighters were deployed at 10:13 a.m. to a house in the 800 Block West Nicolet Street, where they pulled the male baby from a pool, April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department said. The child was hospitalized in stable condition, […]

BANNING: EPA awards grant to Morongo band for new vehicles

BANNING – The Banning-based Morongo Band of Mission Indians was awarded more than $167,000 by the Environmental Protection Agency to replace vehicles owned by the tribe with newer, cleaner energy vehicles, the federal agency announced today. The tribe will use the funds to replace several of its heavy-duty vehicles, including a dump truck and diesel […]

BANNING: NTSB releases report on June 2 plane crash, points to weather and handling errors

BANNING – A combination of gusty winds and the pilots’ inability to maintain control may have precipitated a fatal plane crash in Banning, according to federal investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board last night released its preliminary report on the June 2 crash of a Cessna 150 at Banning Municipal Airport, pointing to weather and […]

Pair accused of killing woman arraigned

BANNING – An ex-con and his alleged accomplice pleaded not guilty today to fatally shooting a San Jacinto woman. Traevon Denae Stewart, 40, and Michael Wayne Bird, 63, both of Banning, are accused in the April 29 slaying of 40-year-old Latoya Calhoun. Stewart is charged with murder, two counts of making criminal threats, one count of evading arrest […]

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