Firefighters knock down Cottonwood blaze

COTTONWOOD — Firefighters successfully knocked down a fully-involved trailer fire that spread to nearby vegetation in Cottonwood earlier today, Sunday June 23. Today’s fire, which happened in the area of Seales Ln., just west of Main St., sent thick black clouds billowing into the sky and large, fist-sized ashes raining down throughout the area. According to witnesses at the scene, […]

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Man sought after Beaumont pursuit ends with crash, brush fire

BEAUMONT — Authorities today are continuing their search for a man who led them on a dangerous pursuit that traveled from Beaumont into Cherry Valley Wednesday, May 29. Yesterday’s chase ended when the driver took his sports car off road, racing through several large rural properties, before crashing into a fence. The accident sparked a brush fire and caused a […]

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Several students sickened, one hospitalized after Temecula HazMat incident

TEMECULA — Fire officials are working to determine the source of an unidentified odor that sickened several students and forced the evacuation of a Temecula area classroom earlier this afternoon, Wednesday, May 29. One student was eventually transported to an area hospital for evaluation after today’s incident, which happened at River Springs Charter School in the 42000 block of Lyndie […]

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Injured hiker airlifted from Mecca’s Painted Canyon

MECCA — A person who was injured while hiking at Mecca’s Painted Canyon was airlifted from the scene after spending about four hours stranded in the remote and hard to access area Sunday, May 12. Yesterday’s rescue happened near Painted Canyon and Box Canyon roads, according to fire officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Too drunk to stand, driver arrested after […]

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UPDATE: Weeks after dad’s death, HS senior loses grandmother to house fire

UPDATED: Thursday, May 9, 11:20 a.m., With additional details, GoFundMe link. REDDING — A Foothill High School senior, still reeling from the death of his father last March, was hit by tragedy once again when his grandmother and several family pets were killed by an early-morning fire that ripped through a Redding home last Monday, May 6. Although Juan Salcido […]

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CFD firefighters go above and beyond during medical aid call

CORONA — City of Corona firefighters who responded to reports of a man who collapsed while mowing and caring for his yard went above and beyond the call of duty in a very small but special way, Monday afternoon, April 22. Fire officials later shared a social media post with a photo from the scene of the emergency call that […]

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UPDATE: FAA confirms rare WWII-era “flying wing” crashed into CRC prison in Norco, pilot killed

UPDATED: Monday, April 22, 3:20 p.m., With confirmation of plane involved, witness accounts, and other details UPDATED: Monday, April 22, 4:11 p.m., With confirmation of pilot’s death See Original Story and updates below NORCO — As officials are beginning to investigate today’s crash of a plane into the prison grounds of Norco’s California Rehabilitation Center, FAA officials have confirmed the […]

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Officials investigating suspected arson blaze at Beaumont home

BEAUMONT — Arson investigators are looking into a “suspicious” residential structure fire that erupted at a Beaumont home Friday morning, April 12. The blaze, which destroyed the home, happened in the 35000 block of Stockton St., in the Fairway Canyon area. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Three seriously injured after Nuevo head-on wreck Officials investigating Mead Valley murder Valle Vista home […]

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Family displaced by LQ blaze that destroyed one home, damaged another

LA QUINTA — More than five dozen firefighters spent about two hours knocking down a swift-moving blaze that erupted at a large property in the unincorporated community of La Quinta yesterday afternoon, March 26. One of two homes on the property was destroyed by the fire, but firefighters managed to save the other structure – although not without significant damage. […]

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Moreno Valley kitchen fire seriously injures one

MORENO VALLEY — One person was seriously injured and hospitalized after a fire erupted inside the kitchen of a home, yesterday evening, Thursday, March 21. The kitchen mishap occurred in the 30000 block of Live Oak Canyon Rd., in a rural and unincorporated area north of Moreno Valley. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Murrieta man, 50, killed in fiery I-15 wreck […]

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