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: Nearly 400 firefighters battling 5,000 acre “Manzanita” blaze, now 10% contained

UPDATE: BEAUMONT: Nearly 400 firefighters battling 5,000 acre “Manzanita” blaze, now 10% contained

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 27, 1:15 a.m. BEAUMONT — Officials updated at 11:45 p.m., that firefighters had achieved ten percent containment on the “Manzanita Fire,” which has already scorched about 5,000 acres. No structures are believed to have been damaged in the blaze. There have been no reported injuries related to the fire other than the two occupants of the car […]

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.

Board authorizes Sheriff to raise rates for use of deputies

The Board of Supervisors approved Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s request to hike the rates charged to cities and other contract entities for the use of patrol deputies.