Canyon Fire forces school closures, evacuations lifted for some

Canyon Fire forces school closures, evacuations lifted for some

CORONA – With containment at only 15 percent, fire officials say they’re confident today of expanding the encirclement of the wind-fanned Canyon Fire, which has scorched some 2,000 acres around the Orange-Riverside county border, prompting the evacuation of around 1,500 people from about 500 Riverside County homes. The blaze broke out about 1 p.m. Monday […]

HEMET: Courtyard Apartments evacuated due to palm tree fires

HEMET: Courtyard Apartments evacuated due to palm tree fires

HEMET – Numerous residents have been evacuated from the Columbia Courtyard Apartments and Columbia Street has been closed between E. Devonshire and E. Florida Avenues after several palm trees were reportedly set ablaze by an unknown man Sunday, Nov. 13. The apartments that were evacuated are located at 157 Columbia Street in Hemet. Calls began flooding into City […]

‘Summit fire’ burns 100 acres near popular ski resort

‘Summit fire’ burns 100 acres near popular ski resort

The Summit fire was reported at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23 and burned 100 acres south of Big Bear Lake near Snow Summit Mountain Resort in the San Bernardino National Forest.  The fire is now 50 percent contained and firefighters are challenged by steep rugged terrain, rolling debris, and numerous standing dead trees. The […]