HEMET: Helmet cam footage shows eventful, dangerous year for local firefighters

HEMET – During 2016, City of Hemet firefighters responded to nearly 17,000 calls for service. Many of those calls involved vehicle fires, residential blazes, wildland fires, fatal traffic collisions and other deadly incidents. In order to show many of the dangerous calls the firefighters responded to and handled, Hemet Fire Fighters Association, Local 2342 compiled helmet camera footage from throughout the […]

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TEMECULA: Hiker airlifted after suffering major injuries

TEMECULA – A woman was seriously injured while hiking in an area known as “Bum River” or “Bum Creek” Saturday, March 18. The area – which is in the hills just west of Temecula Parkway and Old Town Front Street – is part of the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve. The victim was airlifted from the hills before being transported to […]

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SAN JACINTO: Home damaged by fire

SAN JACINTO – Firefighters quickly knocked down a residential fire Wednesday, Feb. 1. The fire was reported about 7:34 p.m., in the 300 block of West Main Street near South Estudillo Avenue in San Jacinto. Firefighters had the fire fully under control within ten minutes of their arrival and reported the fire knocked down at 7:49 p.m. CAL FIRE/Riverside County firefighters, with […]

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NORCO: 2,500 hay bales, building, vehicle destroyed in suspected arson fire

NORCO – Firefighters spent several hours containing an early-morning structure fire at a feed store Monday, Jan. 30. The fire broke out at Tony’s Hay and Grain in the 1300 block of 6th street in Norco. The business employs about 25 people. Firefighters spent over two hours bringing the stubborn blaze under control. One hay barn, 2,500 hay bales, and one vehicle […]

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HEMET: Firefighters quickly extinguish fire at Applebee’s restaurant

HEMET – A fire at Applebee’s Grill and Bar prompted a city-wide response by City of Hemet firefighters Monday, Jan. 30. The popular local restaurant is in the 2500 block of W. Florida Avenue at the southwest intersection of Kirby Street in Hemet. The fire was reported to City of Hemet emergency dispatchers shortly after 3:30 p.m., by employees and customers […]

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BANNING: One killed, 3 displaced by residential blaze

BANNING – A person died in a residential house fire that also displaced three adults Thursday, Jan. 26. The fire broke out at a home in the 600 block of E. Ramsey Street between Hargrave and Martin Streets in Banning. Officials have not yet identified the victim killed in the fire, pending notification of the person’s family. Firefighters from Cal Fire/Riverside […]

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LA QUINTA: Three-alarm fire causes $2 million in damage at La Quinta area country club

LA QUINTA – A three-alarm fire structure fire at the Andalusia Country Club caused about $2 million in damage Sunday night, Jan. 15. There were no reported citizen or firefighter injuries associated with the blaze. The fire was reported in the Andalusia Country Club’s golf course clubhouse about 10:50 p.m., in the 59000 block of Marbella in La Quinta. The golf course […]

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UPDATED: ANZA: Firefighter’s extinguish trailer blaze

UPDATE: 01/102017 10 p.m. ANZA – Firefighters spent a little over one hour knocking down a blaze at a property near the intersection of Apple Lane and Reservation Road in Anza this evening, Tuesday, Jan. 10. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Tawny Castro updated that firefighters battling fire brought it under control about 8:40 p.m. “The fire was […]

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OASIS: At least 12 sickened during HazMat emergency at greenhouse

OASIS – At least a dozen people were sickened by an unknown substance at a greenhouse Monday, Jan. 9. The emergency was reported in the 82000 block of Johnson Street in Oasis. Oasis is an unincorporated community located to the southeast of the cities of Coachella and Indio and northwest of the Salton Sea. Firefighter/paramedics and other emergency first responders were dispatched […]

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LA QUINTA: Citrus Club at La Quinta Resort damaged by two-alarm attic blaze

LA QUINTA – Firefighters battled a two-alarm structure fire at the Citrus Club at La Quinta Resort in the 50000 block of Mandarina in La Quinta Saturday, Jan. 7. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters responded to the club after Riverside County emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from an employee reporting smoke coming from the locker room and kitchen at the location about 2:51 […]

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