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 […]

 RIVERSIDE: Box Springs Mountain blaze almost out

RIVERSIDE – Firefighters were edging closer today to fully containing a wildfire that has scorched more than 1,000 acres around a mountain between Moreno Valley and Riverside. As of late this morning, the “Blaine Fire” was 95 percent contained, with expectations that the blaze will be completely encircled by nightfall. Roughly 1,050 acres have burned […]

AGUANGA: 92-acre blaze contained

AGUANGA – Firefighters contained an Aguanga brush fire that blackened 92 acres Tuesday. The blaze, which drew nearly 300 firefighters from three counties and forced the evacuation of five homes, broke out for unknown reasons at 2:14 p.m. Monday in the 38000 block of Reed Valley Road, said April Newman of the Riverside County Fire […]

LAKEVIEW: Two killed in fiery, speed-related, head-on Gilman Springs wreck

LAKEVIEW: Two killed in fiery, speed-related, head-on Gilman Springs wreck

LAKEVIEW — Unsafe speeds led to yet another fiery, head-on wreck that claimed two more lives and left a third victim with serious injuries Monday, July 3. The late-night accident happened on a sweeping curve along Gilman Springs Road near Bridge Street in the unincorporated community of Lakeview, southeast of Moreno Valley and northwest of San […]

MORENO VALLEY: More than 70 firefighters contain “Lisa Fire” at 11 acres

MORENO VALLEY: More than 70 firefighters contain “Lisa Fire” at 11 acres

MORENO VALLEY — About six dozen firefighters came together this afternoon to knock down a wild-fire burning off Gilman Springs Road and Alessandro Boulevard, east of Moreno Valley, Sunday, July 2. The “Lisa Fire Incident” that ultimately scorched about eleven acres, was reported just after 1 p.m. Firefighters reported having the fire knocked down about […]

RIVERSIDE: Huge fire, explosions from homeless encampment, hinder firefighters efforts

RIVERSIDE: Huge fire, explosions from homeless encampment, hinder firefighters efforts

RIVERSIDE — Several explosions heard coming from what was reported as a vegetation fire turned out to be a homeless encampment burning, Tuesday night, June 27. Several loud explosions reported both before and after firefighters arrival slowed firefighters progress; but didn’t keep them from successfully knocking down the blaze. The fire was reported shortly before 10 […]

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 […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Officials responding to reported vegetation fire near Ortega Hwy

LAKE ELSINORE: Officials responding to reported vegetation fire near Ortega Hwy

LAKE ELSINORE — Fire and law enforcement officials are responding to reports of a vegetation fire, reportedly seen moving up the mountain from the bottom of the hill, off the Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore. The wild-land fire was first reported to California Highway Patrol just after 3 p.m., triggering numerous agencies responses to the […]

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 […]

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