UPDATE: Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:30 p.m. All Temecula Valley Unified School District schools will also be closed Friday because of air quality concerns. “A decision has been made to close all TVUSD schools tomorrow,” a district statment says. “The closure pertains to all TVUSD employees and department staff as well. After consultation with Temecula Fire regarding […]
In spite of the Wildomar Fire burning in the La Cresta area of Murrieta near Wildomar and Lake Elsinore, it’s business as usual for Murrieta Valley Unified School District and Lake Elsinore Unified School District, officials announced earlier this morning.
RIVERSIDE COUNTY – Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Chief, John R. Hawkins would like to remind all citizens that Riverside County Ordinances 858 and 757 prohibit the use of any type of fireworks in Riverside County; including sparklers. The cities of Blythe, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Desert Hot Springs are allowing the sale and use of […]
RAINBOW – Cal Fire crews needed about 20 minutes today to knock down a small brushfire on the far northern border of San Diego County. The blaze, dubbed the “Strawberry Fire,” was reported at 2:15 p.m. in the Rainbow area east of Fallbrook and Interstate 15. It scorched an estimated two acres before firefighters had […]
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a $595.38 million contract with Cal Fire for firefighting and other services throughout the unincorporated areas of Riverside County and 21 cities over the next three years.
EL CAJON – After a wet winter, warming temperatures are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region has prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the state responsibility area […]
WILDOMAR – As the 2017 summer month near, the City of Wildomar and Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department will soon be conducting annual hazard reduction inspections. Wildomar residents are urged to remain compliant in providing defensible space around their home and property and to use the proper equipment the right way at the right time […]
SAN JACINTO – A hang glider suffered major injuries this morning and had to be airlifted from the side of a steep and rugged, mountainous area near the Soboba Flight Park Sunday, May 21. The sports complex, which is also known as Soboba Soaring, features paragliding and parasailing and is located at 255 Soboba Road, […]
SACRAMENTO – Being ready for wildfire has never been easier with CAL FIRE’s new Ready for Wildfire app. This new tool puts a whole library of step-by-step checklists in the palm of the user’s hand. It allows homeowners to track their progress while creating Defensible Space, hardening their homes with fire-resistant construction, assembling an emergency […]
On the heels of January’s heavy rains, we are bracing for yet another bout of winter storms beginning early Friday morning that will last through much of next week; bringing several inches of rain and wind. Riverside County Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors of a few potentially life- saving tips during […]