City of Riverside Police and Fire Chaplains: “First responders to the first responders”

RIVERSIDE — Whether it be over a shared meal with a fire crew enjoying some down time together or at the scene of an active, critical incident, one ever-present group of dedicated individuals are guaranteed to be spotted – almost never in the foreground – observing, silently available, prepared to act as a source of strength and support to anyone who […]

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NUEVO: Barn fire threatens horses, other structures

NUEVO — Several vehicles and farm implements were destroyed in a fire that burned a barn and threatened nearby horses, Friday, Dec. 8. The destructive blaze erupted at a rural residential property on the 23000 block of California Avenue, just north of Firecat Road and three tenths of one mile east of the Hemet Maze Stone, in the unincorporated community of Nuevo. Riverside […]

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JURUPA VALLEY: Firefighters spend hours battling stubborn pallet and wood mulch blaze

JURUPA VALLEY — Firefighters spent several hours battling a difficult pallet and wood mulch blaze at a recycling plant, Wednesday, Nov. 29. The early morning fire erupted at Rios Recycling on the 5000 block of Wilson Street near S. Brown Avenue in Jurupa Valley. Nearly forty firefighters from eleven engine companies responded to reports of the fire just after 2 a.m., Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire […]

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INDIO: Two-alarm strip mall fire destroys martial arts studio, damages three others businesses

Firefighters survey damage caused by a fire that gutted the Shadow Hills MMA studio and damaged three other adjacent businesses. KMIR News photo INDIO — Officials are investigating after a two-alarm commercial structure fire destroyed one business and damaged three others, Monday, Nov. 27. Fire officials estimated the early morning fire caused about $1 million in damage; however their efforts saved […]

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WINCHESTER: Two killed in early morning motor home fire

WINCHESTER — Sheriff’s and fire officials are investigating the cause of a fatal fire after the bodies of two people were found by firefighters, Wednesday, Nov. 22. The victim’s bodies were discovered by firefighters after extinguishing an early morning, recreational vehicle fire The deadly fire happened on the 31000 block of Olive Avenue, between Leon Road and Memory Lane, in the unincorporated […]

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MEAD VALLEY: Firefighters find dead body while extinguishing vegetation fire

MEAD VALLEY — Sheriff’s officials are investigating after a body was found by firefighters while extinguishing a vegetation fire, early Friday morning, Nov. 24. The deadly fire happened in the area of Cajalco Road and Haines Street in the unincorporated community of Mead Valley. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters responded to the scene of the early morning fire at 5:32 a.m., after a […]

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Corona man arrested after breaking into and setting fire to Temecula woman’s home

TEMECULA — Officials arrested a man they allege broke into and set fire to a woman’s home before carjacking the victim’s vehicle, Saturday morning, Nov. 11. The early morning incident happened at a private residence on the 40100 block of Canton Court in Temecula, according to officials. After an investigation deputies arrested the man, identified as Jack Lee Larrabee, 28, of Corona. He was later booked […]

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WINCHESTER: Firefighters knock down quick spreading vegetation fire

WINCHESTER — More than eighty firefighters spent about thirty minutes knocking down a quick spreading vegetation fire that charred nearly seven acres, Monday, Oct. 23. The fire broke out along the north side of Domenigoni Parkway near Patterson Avenue in Winchester. Firefighters from seven engine companies and one truck company responded to the fire just after 4 p.m., Cal Fire/Riverside County […]

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SAN JACINTO: Firefighters battle garage fire that injured one

SAN JACINTO — Firefighters spent about one hour battling a residential structure fire that broke out in the garage of a private residence, Thursday, Sept. 28. The fire happened on the 1800 block of Villines Avenue near Yeats Place in San Jacinto. Cal Fire/Riverside County and Soboba firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the blaze about 12:57 p.m. Eighteen firefighters from three engine […]

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SAN JACINTO: Firefighters quickly contain converted rail car fire

SAN JACINTO — Firefighters made quick work controlling a blaze involving a converted storage railroad car, Monday, Sept. 18. The early evening fire happened in the 600 block of Shaver Street in San Jacinto. SEE RELATED: SAN JACINTO: Victim burned in residential blaze Based on information received from 911 callers, the incident was originally reported and dispatched as a residential structure fire. In March, firefighters […]

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