300-acre wildfire burning off Los Alamos and Liberty roads near Murrieta; mandatory evacuations in place

300-acre wildfire burning off Los Alamos and Liberty roads near Murrieta; mandatory evacuations in place

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 […]

RAINBOW: Firefighters contain small blaze

RAINBOW: Firefighters contain small blaze

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 […]

Cal Fire suspends permits for outdoor residential burning

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 […]

Preparing Wildomar residents for wildfires

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 […]

Cal Fire launches new Ready for Wildfire app

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 […]

Riverside County prepares for another bout of winter storms

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 […]

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