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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UPDATE: MOUNTAIN CENTER: More than 5 dozen answer call after brothers fall from Lily Rock, one killed

UPDATED: Friday, Sept. 8, 9 p.m. MOUNTAIN CENTER — Officials and family members have identified two Oceanside brothers involved in a fatal fall from while attempting to climb Lily Rock, also known as Tahquitz rock Wednesday, Sept. 6. One of the brothers died at the scene. The other sustained major, traumatic injuries, including internal injuries and bleeding. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials identified 24-year-old, […]

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UPDATED: MORENO VALLEY: No foul play suspected after charred body found after fiery wreck

UPDATE: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 9:30 p.m. MORENO VALLEY — Despite public speculation about the charred remains of a body found inside a car discovered on fire in a field, police and fire officials investigating the incident determined the death was related to a solo-vehicle traffic collision. The fiery, fatal crash happened Saturday, Aug. 26, in a field off of Old 215 Frontage Road and […]

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REDDING: Parolee arrested trying to set garage afire, with children and others inside

REDDING — Authorities arrested a recent parolee they allege resisted arrest after allegedly trying to set fire to a garage while other people, including children, were inside it Friday, Aug. 18. After briefly holding officers at bay, he was apprehended with help from a Redding PD K-9. John Strong, 31, of Redding, who is on parole for robbery, was later booked into Shasta […]

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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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