Fire crews to conduct prescribed burn in preserve

TEMECULA – Riverside County firefighters tomorrow will initiate a two-day controlled burn in the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, just west of Temecula, to eliminate excess vegetation. Crews will be burning off about 105 acres Tuesday and 155 acres on Wednesday, according to fire department officials. Operations will be concentrated in the area of Mesa de Colorado, between 6 […]

Firefighters battle garage fire at local business

  Forty-two firefighters from 10 engine companies and two truck companies responded to reports of a fire that began in the garage of a motorcycle shop located at 31701 Riverside Drive in Lake Elsinore Saturday, June 11. The fire, which was initially reported at 8;25 p.m. caused approximately $260,000 worth of damage to the business, […]

HOMELAND: Arson arrest made for three Homeland fires

One man was arrested on suspicion of setting three fires in the Homeland area, CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department officials announced this week. Investigators arrested Marcos Aispuro on May 20, for allegedly setting the fires, according to a press release issued by the agency. Aispuro, 43 a transient of the Homeland/Romoland area was arrested and booked […]

UPDATE: Macy fire now at 80 percent containment; 300 firefighters fought blaze

UPDATE: Macy fire now at 80 percent containment; 300 firefighters fought blaze

UPDATE:  1 p.m.  July 16  LAKE ELSINORE – The Ortega Highway was partially closed today as crews worked to fully surround a five-acre blaze burning in the hills above Lake Elsinore. The “Macy Fire” was 80 percent contained by noon, with nearly 300 firefighters and other resources deployed to battle the flames. According to the Riverside County Fire Department, […]