• Small fire sparks off CA-74 in Pinyon Pines

    A two-acre brush fire broke out Friday afternoon in rugged terrain near the Pinyon Pines area of the San Bernardino National Forest. There was no word on what sparked the blaze, which was reported about 3:30 p.m. in the Santa Rosa Wilderness, southeast of Highway 74 and Scenic Drive. The fire in Pinyon Pines area […]

  • Brush Fire Burns 43 Acres in Banning, 90% Contained

    A fire that blackened an estimated 43 acres of brush in Banning was 90% contained Friday morning, authorities said. The reduction of acreage burned — down from an estimated 75 acres — came from more accurate mapping, CalFire reported. The Coyote Fire was initially reported to be about 50 acres in light to medium fuels […]

  • Brush Fire Burning Near Thermal now 43-acres, 50% contained

    Firefighters Wednesday were contending with high winds while working to encircle a 43-acre brush fire on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians reservation near Mecca. The non-injury blaze, which was 50% contained as of Wednesday morning, was reported about 4:40 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Pierce Street and Avenue 73 amid a red flag […]

  • Wind-Driven Brushfire Sparks in Fontana

    A wind-driven fire sparked around 3:00 P.M. Wednesday afternoon burning under 10 acres before spreading to 150 acres within an hour. The “Duncan Fire” and started near Duncan Canyon and the 15 Freeway. Crews with Cal Fire and the San Bernardino National Forest were called in to assist. The San Bernardino County Fire Department said […]

  • Vegetation fire in Coachella now contained

    UPDATE: As of 6:30pm Thursday the fire was fully contained after scorching 5-7 acres. ORIGINAL: Crews are working to contain a vegetation fire burning in Coachella. The fire burning near Highway 86 Expressway and Avenue 50 is 3-5 acres, but several viewers have called reporting clouds of smoke seen across much of the east valley. […]

  • Small Brush Fire Closes SR-86 In Mecca

    A small brush fire prompted the closure of northbound State Route 86 in Mecca Monday. The fire was reported at about 3:14 p.m. near 66th Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. Riverside County firefighters were at the scene working to extinguish the flames, and the highway closure was expected to be in place until […]

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