• Blaze Erupts in Santa Ana River Bottom, Scorching More Than 50 Acres

    A fire that broke out Thursday in the Santa Ana River bottom near downtown Riverside blackened 68 acres within about three hours, threatening homes on several streets, where mandatory evacuations were implemented. The non-injury brush fire was reported at 10:25 a.m. just northeast of McLean-Anza Narrows Park, according to the Riverside Fire Department. More than […]

  • Three Dead, One Gravely Hurt in Hemet Apartment Complex Fire

    A fire that tore through a Hemet apartment complex Friday killed a father and two young girls, leaving an 8-year-old boy with life- threatening injuries. The fire, which displaced 40 residents, erupted about 1:10 a.m. in the Olive Apartments at 150 N. Alessandro Street, near Latham Avenue, according to the Hemet Police Department. Agency spokesman […]

  • 46 Fire 100% Contained in Jurupa Valley

    A brush fire in Jurupa Valley that started at the end of a police pursuit of a stolen car, destroyed three homes and two outbuildings and burned 328 acres is now 100% contained, authorities said Monday. The “46 Fire” was reported at 12:40 a.m. Thursday in the 5300 block of 46th Street, at the west […]

  • Prison inmates are fighting California’s fires, but are often denied firefighting jobs after their release

    When a roaring wildfire approached Janet and Dan Condron’s door in Santa Rosa, California, in 2017, they were certain their home would be destroyed. The retired couple decided to evacuate. That’s when an unexpected firefighting crew appeared on their cul-du-sac and got to work, creating a break in the fire that ultimately saved the Condrons’ […]

  • Brush Fire in Hemet Area Grows to 20 Acres Before its Progress is Halted

    Firefighters Monday morning stopped the forward progress of a 20-acre brush fire in an unincorporated area of Hemet, authorities said. The fire was reported just before 1 a.m. at Warren and Old Mine roads, the Riverside County Fire Department said. The fire had a slow rate of spread, fire officials said. They initially described it […]

  • Coachella Fire Burns Mobile Homes and a Vehicle

    Two mobile homes, a vehicle and an outbuilding were destroyed Friday in a Coachella fire. Firefighters responded to reports of a blaze near the intersection of Avenue 54 and Fillmore Street at 1:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire Riverside. When crews arrived, they found multiple mobile homes on fire. Several palm trees also burned. The […]

  • Trucker Seriously Burned in Crash Near Chiriaco Summit

    A truck driver sustained serious burns Wednesday in a fiery solo crash on Interstate 10 near Chiriaco Summit. A semi truck overturned and caught fire, according to the California Highway Patrol. The 8:39 a.m. crash closed the westbound I-10 at Cottonwood Springs Road. Cal Fire Riverside reported the fire was contained at 9:41 a.m. The […]

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