Malfunctioning AC unit causes fire scare at Murrieta school

Correction: An earlier version of this report listed this school as being in Winchester. It is actually in Murrieta. MURRIETA — A malfunctioning air conditioning unit caused a fire scare this morning after firefighters received reports of a possible structure fire at a Murrieta elementary school. The incident happened at Lisa J. Mails Elementary on the 35000 block of Briggs […]

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HEMET: Toddler hospitalized after medical emergency at DMV

HEMET — A toddler was hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency at Hemet’s Department of Motor Vehicles this morning, when she reportedly suffered a seizure. Witnesses later said the tot was stable when paramedics arrived and began treating her. LEADING THE HEMET HEADLINES: HHS teacher arrested, accused of molesting students HEMET: Hundreds left without power overnight after SUV smashes into […]

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FRENCH VALLEY: Woman, 71, found dead after early morning house fire

FRENCH VALLEY — A 71-year-old woman was found dead by firefighters after extinguishing an early morning structure fire at a French Valley home this morning. Officials spent about 45 minutes knocking down the blaze, before discovering the victim’s body inside the fire-damaged residence, located on the 30300 block of Savannah Oaks Dr., southeast of Winchester and Murrieta Hot Springs Roads. […]

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Garage, shed, vehicles, destroyed by fast-moving SJ blaze

SAN JACINTO — A garage and shed were destroyed by a fast-moving blaze at a San Jacinto home earlier today. Two residents and their pets were displaced by the fire, that fire happened at a single story residence on the 800 block of Windsong Lane, between N. Ramona Blvd and W. Ramona Expressway, in San Jacinto. LEADING THE HEMET HEADLINES: […]

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HEMET: Home left uninhabitable after car plows into it

HEMET — Officials are investigating after a driver plowed into a home and fled the scene earlier this afternoon. No one was inside the residence at the time of the hit and run crash, which happened on the 1100 block of Johnston in the area of Camino Del Sol in Hemet. A man was reportedly arrested a short distance from […]

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Heat suspected in death of Hemet man who died trying to walk home from hospital

HEMET — Officials are investigating last Saturday’s possible heat-related death of a Hemet man. The victim’s lifeless body was found in a┬áparking lot Saturday afternoon, as valley temperatures soared into the mid-110’s over the weekend. According to his devastated family, the father of four children – ages 7 months to 17 years – died while trying to walk less than […]

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SAN JACINTO: Man uninjured after RV, vehicle destroyed by fire

SAN JACINTO — A man and his pets were displaced by a fire that destroyed an RV and sedan at an RV park earlier this evening. The fast-moving blaze erupted on the outskirts of San Jacinto, at Reflection Lake RV Park and Fishing Campground. The RV park sits southeast of Cottonwood Ave. and Warren Rd. Smoke and flames could reportedly […]

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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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