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

If page fails to load properly, or displays as a plain-text document, try refreshing the page. I am working to resolve the problem. -TM   Timothy Franzese of Public Safety Incidents contributed to this report. HEMET – A small but “swift moving” vegetation fire kept firefighters busy and sent one firefighter to an area hospital this afternoon, Saturday, May 20. […]

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RIVERSIDE: Fast-acting citizens credited with saving victim from overturned, burning truck

RIVERSIDE – Officials are crediting several good Samaritans with extinguishing a truck fire and saving at least one person after a single-vehicle, rollover traffic accident Monday evening, May 15. The fiery wreck happened in front of Mountain View Elementary School on Streeter/Grand Avenue near Mountain View Avenue in Riverside. It was not immediately known how many occupants had been inside the truck when […]

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MENIFEE: Family of four displaced after fire destroys home

MENIFEE – Three adults and a juvenile were displaced by an early morning fire that destroyed a Menifee mobile home Tuesday, May 15. The home where the devastating blaze erupted is on the 33400 block of Lindenberger Road in Menifee. Cal Fire/Riverside County Firefighters, Riverside County sheriff’s deputies and American Medical Response medics responded to the blaze about 3:43 a.m. Twenty-five firefighters from five […]

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VALLE VISTA: “Fun Run with First Responders” perfect way to end school’s first “100 Mile Club” challenge

Emergency first responders joined Valle Vista Elementary School students for the “Fun Run with First Responders” event. Front row from left to right: Deputy Roger Loza, Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown, Hemet Fire Chief Scott Brown and Riverside Sheriff’s Captain Leonard Purvis pose with students. Principal Christine Ramirez is seen on the left side of the group. HUSD photo VALLE VISTA – […]

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VALLE VISTA: Family pet believed killed in fire that destroyed mobile home

VALLE VISTA – At least one person was left homeless and a dog was believed to have perished after a fire broke out inside a residence, Wednesday, May 11. The fire, that destroyed a mobile-home, erupted at the Pueblo Sereno Mobile Home Park on the 25000 block of Lincoln Avenue in the unincorporated community of Valle Vista. Twenty-four firefighters from eight engine companies responded […]

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RIVERSIDE: Firefighters’ valiant efforts save unlikely “trapped victim” from burning vehicle

RIVERSIDE – Firefighters, who responded to multiple reports of an early-morning vehicle fire with a victim reportedly trapped inside the burning car, battled a blaze to save an unlikely victim Sunday morning, April 30. The fire, which destroyed the car and damaged the front of a residence, happened on the 17600 block of Morning Sun Court in the unincorporated community of Lake […]

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TEMECULA: Ten displaced by two-alarm fire at apartment complex

TEMECULA – Ten people from four apartments were displaced by a two-alarm fire that broke out in a family of five’s Temecula apartment April 29. More than 40 firefighters battled the blaze that broke out Saturday morning at the Sage Canyon Apartments on the 42000 block of Moraga Road, south of Margarita and north of Rancho California Roads. Cal Fire/Riverside County and Murrieta […]

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MENIFEE: Firefighters knock down blaze at Menifee business

MENIFEE – More than two dozen firefighters spent about one and one half hours knocking down a structure fire involving several vehicles, structures and outbuildings at a local business Sunday morning, April 23. The blaze broke out at the Menifee Collision Center in the 27700 block of Jackson Street in Menifee. Twenty-seven firefighters from six engine companies and two truck companies responded to […]

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HEMET: Firefighters quickly knock down vehicle blaze

HEMET – City of Hemet firefighters made quick work knocking down a blaze that destroyed an abandoned vehicle Friday, April 22. The fire was reported on Kirby Street near the intersection of Stetson Avenue in Hemet. Hemet Fire and Police personnel responded to the vehicle fire about 6 p.m., after several citizens called 911 to report seeing the fire or seeing thick, choking, […]

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WOODCREST: Man critically injured after catching fire, burned across 100% of his body

WRITER’S NOTE: I am looking for family or friends willing to discuss this incident and share some thoughts, memories and/or anecdotes about the victim with me. I am working to put together enough information for a follow-up story to this tragic death; however, I need some back ground information. We can either speak on the record or off. I can be […]

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