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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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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Massive blaze, multiple explosions, rock Hemet as apt. car port destroyed in suspicious fire

HEMET —Several people were injured while fleeing from an enormous blaze that destroyed a car port and numerous vehicles at a Hemet apartment complex early this morning. The massive fire happened at the Carson Street Apartments, at 602 and 626 Carson St., northwest of N. Santa Fe St. and E. Oakland Ave. At least three people were injured trying to […]

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HEMET: Couple and dog displaced after attic blaze leaves home uninhabitable

HEMET — A couple and their dog safely made it out of their burning home but was displaced after their Hemet residence went up in flames last night. Although firefighters managed to knock down the blaze within minutes of their arrival, the roof of the couple’s home, which was in the process of being repaired – was destroyed by the […]

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BREAKING: Two firefighters injured battling Indio Wal-Mart 2-Alarm fire – all area businesses evacuated

INDIO — Two firefighters have been hospitalized while battling a huge rooftop blaze at an Indio Wal-Mart and evacuations are still under effect as fire personnel continue to work at the scene of the fire. A citizen also suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene, according to a fire official. Firefighters contained the fire in just over 30 […]

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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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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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MORENO VALLEY: Girl, 15, charged with arson, murder, after bed-ridden victim’s death

MORENO VALLEY — A 15-year-old girl has been arrested and charged with arson and murder after firefighters found an unresponsive woman inside a Moreno Valley home that burned late Tuesday night. According to sheriff’s officials, both the victim and alleged suspect lived at the blue and white, single-story home that sits on the southeast corner of Ferndell Street and Cloverfield Road in […]

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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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