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 […]

HEMET: Firefighter hospitalized while battling “swift moving” vegetation blaze

HEMET: Firefighter hospitalized while battling “swift moving” vegetation blaze

HEMET – A small but “swift moving” vegetation fire kept firefighters busy and sent one firefighter to an area hospital this afternoon, Saturday, May 20. The blaze erupted in a large vacant field southwest of the intersection of Kirby Street and Acacia Avenue in Hemet. Although there were no initially reported injuries, shortly after 1:30 […]

A day in the life of a firefighter

A day in the life of a firefighter

It’s 5 a.m. when a call comes in that there’s a house fire. Alarms sound at the fire station, waking up the crew who jump into action knowing there are lives to save. In a matter of minutes, they’re geared up and headed to the scene with lights flashing and sirens blaring. There is an ominous glow of fire off in the distance.

Firefighter injured, family displaced by Wildomar residence fire

WILDOMAR – One firefighter was injured and a family of four were displaced by a garage fire in a single-story residence in Wildomar, a fire official said.
The fire was reported at 8:15 p.m. Sunday in the 24400 block of Wagon Wheel Lane, the Riverside County Fire Department’s Jennifer Fuhrman said.
Eighteen firefighters put out the flames by 8:38 p.m., Fuhrman said.