HEMET: Family of four displaced by blaze that destroyed home

HEMET — A family of four was displaced by a fire that destroyed their home Tuesday, Aug. 15. The fire erupted at a single-family residence in the 100 block of N. Juanita Street in Hemet. Due to extensive damage to the home, fire officials at the scene called the residence and all the personal belongings inside a total loss. City of […]

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MEAD VALLEY: Two firefighters injured battling blaze that destroyed home

MEAD VALLEY — Two firefighters sustained minor injuries battling a blaze that destroyed a home, Wednesday evening, August 9. The residential blaze happened in the 18000 block of Decker Road in the unincorporated community of Mead Valley. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the fire about 8:30 p.m., after Riverside County emergency dispatchers received multiple 911 calls […]

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WILDOMAR: Man critically injured, home destroyed, after BHO lab explosion and fire

WILDOMAR — A man suffered third degree burns covering half his body after a huge, early-morning explosion rocked a Wildomar neighborhood Wednesday, July 19. The explosion and subsequent fire destroyed one home and damaged an adjacent home. The dual, simultaneous blazes displaced seven people, including six adults and one child. The incident happened in the 33600 block of E. Harvest Way, south of Cornstalk […]

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SHASTA LAKE: Firefighters battle floating houseboat blaze, brush fire

SHASTA LAKE — Firefighters found themselves battling a floating houseboat fire that set a small cove ablaze before officials managed to knock down the fire Saturday, July 15. A family that had rented the houseboat managed to escape the fire unharmed; however, the rented houseboat was considered a total loss. Cal Fire, U.S. Forest Service firefighters and other emergency first responders were […]

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LA QUINTA: 66-year-old man killed in fiery wreck identified

LA QUINTA — A 66-year-old, Perris resident died in a fiery car crash that started a vegetation fire July 8. The fatal accident happened on Avenue 62 west of Monroe Street in La Quinta. Emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene of the fiery wreck at 3:31 p.m., after the crash and fire were reported to Riverside County emergency dispatchers.  Eleven […]

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HEMET: DUI suspected in fiery, two-car wreck

Timothy Franzese of Public Safety Incidents contributed to this report.   HEMET — Reports of a fiery wreck in Hemet brought emergency first responders from multiple agencies rushing to the scene Saturday, June 3. The crash, which caused one vehicle to burst into flames, happened at the intersection of Domenigoni and Searl Parkways in Hemet. The accident happened at the […]

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UPDATED: SAN JACINTO: Firefighters extinguish blaze that charred 27 acres and sent firefighter to hospital

UPDATED: June 3, 7:30 p.m. SAN JACINTO — Firefighters have contained a vegetation blaze that burned for about nine hours and charred nearly 30 acres near Soboba Road in an unincorporated area of San Jacinto. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Tawny Cabral updated that the fire had been contained shortly before 9 p.m. Officials have not provided any other updates […]

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CORONA: High-tech aviation crash rig quickly extinguishes vacant lot, house fire

If page fails to load properly, or displays as a plain-text document, try refreshing the page. I am working to resolve the problem. -TM   CORONA — A downed power line in an empty lot could have burned an adjacent home to the ground, were it not for a high-tech, aviation-based, crash truck that happened to be parked at an […]

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UPDATED: BEAUMONT: Lamb Canyon blaze now 120 acres, 50% contained

If page fails to load properly, or displays as a plain-text document, try refreshing the page. I am working to resolve the problem. -TM   UPDATE: Thursday, May 25, 6:45 p.m. BEAUMONT — At 6:39 p.m., Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Specialist Tawny Cabral updated that the “Lamb” fire has now spread to 120 acres and is 50 percent contained. “Full […]

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MURRIETA: Arsonist with long arrest history apprehended after starting fire

MURRIETA — Police officials have announced the arrest of a Murrieta resident suspected of setting at least one field ablaze in Murrieta. Murrieta police officers made the arrest after witnesses reportedly saw the suspect start a brush fire in the area of Hayes Avenue and Kalmia Street in Murrieta, Monday, May 22. After an investigation, authorities arrested 34-year-old, Matthew Thomas Hulbert […]

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