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 […]

1 killed, 3 others injured in head-on crash in San Jacinto

1 killed, 3 others injured in head-on crash in San Jacinto

One person was killed and three others seriously injured today in a head-on crash in San Jacinto. The collision occurred about 4:30 p.m. on the westbound Ramona Expressway, near Warren Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. A Toyota Scion and another sedan collided when one of the drivers crossed into oncoming traffic, a CHP […]

BANNING: Brush fire at 80 percent containment

BANNING: Brush fire at 80 percent containment

BANNING – A brush fire that broke out on the northeast edge of Banning and blackened roughly 545 acres as it burned toward the Morongo Indian Reservation was 80 percent contained this afternoon. The blaze broke out shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the 10000 block of Mias Canyon Road, near Bluff Street, when a […]

Board authorizes abatement-related fire department assessments

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County board of supervisors signed off on a Riverside County Fire Department request to add unpaid fire mitigation charges to the tax bills of individuals with properties throughout the county Tuesday, July 11. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board approved tacking the costs onto the property tax bills of […]

MEAD VALLEY: Firefighters contain church blaze

MEAD VALLEY – Firefighters battled a church fire today in unincorporated Mead Valley, which burned through the building’s roof prior to containment. The flames were reported coming from the roof of the 1,000-square-foot structure at 4:28 a.m. in the 21800 block of Rider Street, according to Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department. The fire […]

Board sets hearing for residents to dispute fire department assessments

RIVERSIDE – The board of supervisors have scheduled a public hearing July 11 to consider opposition to a Riverside County Fire Department request to add unpaid fire mitigation charges to the tax bills of individuals with properties throughout the county. The move came following a discussion on the issue during the board’s July 13 meeting. Next […]

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