PALM DESERT: Bee swarm critically injures one, traps others – multiple victims rescued

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 15, 12:45 p.m. PALM DESERT — Shortly before noon fire officials updated that Vector Control had mitigated the bee swarm and all fire and medical personnel had cleared the scene. There were no further updates and officials have not released any additional information about the critically injured elderly victim who was hospitalized after trying to escape 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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MURRIETA: Elderly hiker rescued from remote hiking trail after heat injury

MURRIETA — An elderly woman was rescued Saturday afternoon from a remote, hiking trail in the hills west of Murrieta and Temecula. The unincorporated area is home to a number of popular, well-traveled hiking trails, including Sylvan Meadows, Santa Rosa Plateau and Hidden Valley Trails among others. Emergency first responders were dispatched to the Vernal Pool Trail, in the area of Rancho California and Tenaja Roads, shortly before […]

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RIVERSIDE: Officer chasing arson suspect down Mt Rubidoux injured, rescued

RIVERSIDE — An officer investigating reports of a man starting arson fires on Mt. Rubidoux was injured chasing the alleged suspect down a steep mountainside embankment, Thursday morning, Apr. 19. Due to the difficult terrain where the officer was injured fire officials were forced to perform a technical rescue of the officer, who was hospitalized for injuries he received during the […]

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BURNEY: Officials investigating after home destroyed by fire

BURNEY — Officials are investigating after a home was consumed by fire earlier this evening. There have not been any reported injuries related to the blaze, which destroyed the home, leaving it uninhabitable. The destructive fire happened less than half mile from Burney’s Fire Station 17. Burney Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to the home around 7 p.m., after […]

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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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JOHNSON PARK: Fire erupts at home around corner from fire station

JOHNSON PARK — Firefighters from multiple area stations and agencies battled a house fire that erupted around the corner from a Cal Fire station, Sunday, Mar. 4. Although the residents were home when the destructive blaze broke out, they escaped injury, according to officials. “The crews from several different agencies worked together and did what needed to be done,” Burney Fire Chief […]

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CABAZON: 100 stores evacuated after construction crew ruptures gas line

CABAZON — About 100 stores at Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon were evacuated this morning after a construction crew reportedly hit and ruptured an outdoor natural gas line. The rupture, which officials at first believed could be quickly mitigated, forced hundreds of store employees to wait in the area for an all-clear signal that had still not come more than seven hours after the leak […]

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SAN JACINTO: Woman suffers major injuries after crashing while speed-gliding

SAN JACINTO — A woman suffered major injuries and had to be rescued and airlifted from the side of a steep and rugged mountainous area near Soboba Paragliding and Speed Flying, Tuesday Mar. 6. The sports complex features paragliding and parasailing and is located at 255 Soboba Road, in an unincorporated area northeast of San Jacinto. Heavy winds, high speeds, and lack of experience […]

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