Manzanita fire nears containment

BEAUMONT – A fire that’s scorched 6,300 acres in the Banning Pass was nearly 100 percent contained today. The blaze, dubbed the “Manzanita Fire,” broke out shortly after 3 p.m. Monday in the area of state Route 79 and Dump Road, near the Lamb Canyon landfill south of Beaumont. According to the Riverside County Fire […]

BEAUMONT: Manzanita fire 43 percent contained

BEAUMONT: Manzanita fire 43 percent contained

BEAUMONT – Firefighters were optimistic today about containing a large brush fire that has burned for two days and has threatened rural communities throughout the Banning Pass. The blaze, dubbed the Manzanita Fire, had burned more than 6,300 acres as of this morning, and was 43 percent contained, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. […]

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 […]

BEAUMONT: Brush fire

BEAUMONT – Firefighters today battled and contained a 10-acre brush fire in south Beaumont. The fire, reported at 12:28 p.m. near Manzanita Park and Roadrunner Drive, was burning in light vegetation, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department. About 85 firefighters were dispatched to the scene, as well as firefighting aircraft, she said. […]

UPDATED: BEAUMONT: 180 firefighters hold Lamb Canyon blaze at 100 acres

UPDATED: BEAUMONT: 180 firefighters hold Lamb Canyon blaze at 100 acres

UPDATE: Thursday, May 25 5:30 p.m. At 5:17 p.m., Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Specialist Tawny Cabral provided an update to the ongoing “Lamb” fire that is burning between the cities of Beaumont and San Jacinto. “The forward progress of the fire has been stopped and the fire is approximately 100 acres,” said Cabral. Nearly […]

Second storm expected to bring heavy downpours and mountain snow Friday

The second in a series of winter storms is expected to batter Riverside County today, bringing downpours, heavy mountain snow, possible flooding, potentially damaging winds and thunderstorms.

UPDATED: More storms expected to move through Temecula, Inland Empire

UPDATED: More storms expected to move through Temecula, Inland Empire

The first in a series of Pacific storms poised to deliver torrential rain, heavy mountain snow and gusty wind to Riverside County through early next week is expected to move into the region late tonight.