Falkner Winery catches fire late last night in Temecula Wine Country

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CalFire Riverside firefighters battle a three-alarm blaze at Falkner Winery in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 6. Valley News/CalFire Riverside
Ray Falkner, the owner of Falkner Winery, received a phone call from the winery’s security company around 11:30 p.m. last night that one of their motion detectors at the winery had fired.  After police were dispatched and arrived on the scene, Falkner stated police saw flames and notified the fire department.  Firefighters from CalFire Riverside and Pechanga arrived around 12:15  a.m. to 12:30 a.m., according to Falkner, who lives in the San Diego area and headed immediately to the scene. He said he was there until 6 a.m. this morning.  The winery, located on the 40600 block of Calle Contento in Temecula Wine Country, was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene. There were no occupants inside when the blaze started and the fire was knocked down at about 2:30 a
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