HEMET: Apartment destroyed by blaze that also killed family pet in second apartment

HEMET — One apartment was destroyed and another was damaged by smoke during a swift moving blaze that also killed a family pet this morning. The fire erupted inside a downstairs residence at the Devonshire Apartments at 2770 Devonshire Ave, between Sanderson Ave and Kirby St, in Hemet. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Distracted by radio, cab driver causes fiery, head-on […]

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Tiny kitten, terrified, traumatized, and soaking wet, rescued from car after hour-long struggle

HEMET — A tiny kitten, discovered deep inside a car’s fender well, was rescued by firefighters this afternoon, after they had to take apart much the car’s front-end in a Hemet parking lot. The kitty, who has since been named Camry after the car it was found stuck inside, was adopted at the scene and has already found a new […]

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HEMET: Burning woman dragged to safety after cigarette sparks oxygen tank explosion

UPDATE: Sunday, June 17, 3 a.m. (See original story, all photos, and videos below.) HEMET — A bedridden woman who was burned after a lit cigarette caused an oxygen tank explosion inside her bedroom continues to recover at an area burn center. The victim’s husband, who was burned trying to save his wife returned home Saturday evening after receiving treatment […]

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Massive blaze, multiple explosions, rock Hemet as apt. car port destroyed in suspicious fire

HEMET —Several people were injured while fleeing from an enormous blaze that destroyed a car port and numerous vehicles at a Hemet apartment complex early this morning. The massive fire happened at the Carson Street Apartments, at 602 and 626 Carson St., northwest of N. Santa Fe St. and E. Oakland Ave. At least three people were injured trying to […]

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MORENO VALLEY: Big-rig and vegetation fire threatens storage facility, forces SigAlert on 60 Freeway

MORENO VALLEY — A man suffered burn injuries after a tractor-trailer burst into flames while traveling on the 215 Freeway earlier this evening. The fire, which quickly spread to area vegetation, caused a SigAlert that is still ongoing, according to CHP and fire officials. The incident happened on the eastbound side of Highway 60, between Frederick and Heacock Streets, in […]

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HEMET: Couple and dog displaced after attic blaze leaves home uninhabitable

HEMET — A couple and their dog safely made it out of their burning home but was displaced after their Hemet residence went up in flames last night. Although firefighters managed to knock down the blaze within minutes of their arrival, the roof of the couple’s home, which was in the process of being repaired – was destroyed by the […]

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Reports of fire, explosions, rock Hemet neighborhood, as man inside home refuses to exit

HEMET — A man was reportedly taken into protective custody and held for a mental health evaluation, Thursday night, May 10, after refusing to exit a Hemet home where a loud fight was reported and a fire erupted, destroying a vehicle. In addition to the argument and raging vehicle fire, residents of the small neighborhood and other 911 callers reported […]

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HEMET: Moments after father & children leave home, truck plows into, destroys entire structure

HEMET — Emergency first responders from multiple agencies raced to the scene of a single-vehicle crash earlier this evening, after receiving reports of a truck that plowed into a home at the intersection of East Menlo Avenue and Haley Way.  Callers reported that several children were possibly inside both the destroyed truck and home, which sits between Buena Vista and N. Santa […]

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HEMET: Cat, burned and left not breathing, rescued from house fire-revived

HEMET — Photographs of a local firefighter reviving a small cat – rescued from a burning Hemet home earlier this evening – have been circulating online like an Internet wildfire and have many residents wanting to know how the lucky kitty is doing. Not surprisingly, photos of the cat’s lucky rescue have also left many across the San Jacinto Valley and beyond […]

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UPDATED: Murrieta woman, 58, rescued by firefighters as roof collapses around them, dies

UPDATED: Monday, Mar. 19, 8 p.m. MURRIETA — A woman pulled from a burning home – even as the roof was collapsing down around firefighters as they pulled her out of the house to safety – later died from injuries she received inside the inferno. Images of the dramatic rescue efforts were captured by Joe Fanaselle, a local freelance photographer. […]

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