Massive Hemet fire, countless explosions, rock area residents

HEMET — Firefighters from multiple city and county fire agencies battled a massive blaze that destroyed a Hemet business last night, March 15. The destructive blaze, that caused much of the large building to collapse in on itself, happened in the 1000 block of N. State St., near Crows Nest Place. Despite immediately requesting a mutual aid response and additional […]

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Elderly victim & cats displaced after Hemet fire

HEMET — An elderly homeowner escaped injury after a fire broke out at a Hemet residence earlier today, Friday, Mar. 1. The fire, which displaced the woman and several of her cats, erupted in the kitchen of a home on the 1000 block of Cordova Dr., northwest of N. Lyon and W. Oakland avenues. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Hemet woman […]

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Multiple victims rescued during SJ swift-water rescues

SAN JACINTO — As heavy rains pounded Riverside County and surrounding regions yesterday, Thursday, Feb. 14, dozens of first responders were called in to assist during multiple San Jacinto area swift-water rescues. Three separate rescues were reported over the course of a few hours and all happened with a ten-mile radius. Other swift-water rescues were reported throughout Riverside County and […]

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Murrieta tow yard blaze destroys a dozen or more vehicles

MURRIETA — Fire and police officials are investigating a destructive blaze that ripped through a Murrieta tow yard early this morning, Sunday, Feb. 3. The fast moving fire left more than a dozen cars destroyed or heavily damaged at United Towing Service, in the 26000 block of Adams Avenue, on the city’s south end. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: County-wide Pot […]

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Father with toddler leaps from 2nd story during fire that killed 2

UPDATED: Saturday, Jan. 19, 1:30 p.m., With photos from scene. Click here to view more than 40 photos. PERRIS — Two people have been confirmed killed and two people were injured in a fatal blaze that erupted at a Perris residence early this morning, Saturday, Jan. 19. The two injured included a father who reportedly leaped to safety from a […]

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Stabbed man walks into Hemet fire station, HPD investigating

HEMET –Authorities are investigating a stabbing that was reported earlier today, Tuesday, Jan. 15, after a man walked up to a Hemet fire station with a stab wound. Firefighter/paramedics immediately began treating the victim and contacted Hemet PD, who responded to the station and began investigating the incident. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Man who murdered woman in front of officer […]

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Community reporter tracks down man wanted for questioning after suspicious Hemet fire

HEMET — A local community reporter and photo journalist known for responding to San Jacinto valley law enforcement and fire incidents was instrumental in tracking down and locating a man wanted for questioning after a suspicious fire behind a Hemet business yesterday morning, Wednesday, Jan. 9. Although the man was detained and then arrested, it was not immediately known if […]

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UPDATE: Murder-suicide confirmed in Hemet fire that killed 2

UPDATED: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 8:30 a.m. See original story, 25 photos, and 4 videos below. HEMET — A suspicious residential blaze that left two women dead has been confirmed by fire and police officials to have been a murder-suicide. The pair was reportedly related as aunt and niece, ages 79 and 54, with one of the two acting as caretaker […]

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Christmas eve kitchen fire displaces two

VALLE VISTA — A Valle Vista resident was hospitalized with minor injuries after a kitchen fire broke out at a home east of Hemet, Christmas eve, Dec. 24. Monday night’s fire happened in the area of Chicago and Olive avenues and displaced two adults and a dog. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Retired Marine engages Temecula home burglars in fierce gun […]

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