• Fire Destroys Coachella Residential Building, Two Cars

    A brush fire that raced across three acres of terrain in Coachella, destroyed a residential building and two vehicles, ignited piles of debris and threatened a nearby date palm grove was 100% contained Tuesday. The non-injury fire, which officials say caused $15 million in damage, was reported at 2:46 p.m. Monday in the 83000 block […]

  • Flames Destroy a Desert Hot Springs House

    A fire that started in the garage of a Desert Hot Springs house spread to the residence and the attic and caused the roof to collapse, but no one was injured, authorities said Monday. The fire was reported at 9:15 p.m. Sunday in the 67000 block of 20th Avenue, April Newman of the Riverside County […]

  • CAL Fire Determines Electric Power Lines Caused 12 North Bay Fires

    CAL Fire officials determined that electric power lines and failure of power poles caused part of the massive North Bay wildfires that eventually killed dozens of people and ravaged thousands of homes in October. Officials completed a total of 12 investigations of more than 170 fires that burned at least 245,000 acres in Northern California. […]

  • Two-Story Commercial Building Catches Fire in Palm Desert

    An abandoned commercial building near the El Paseo Shopping District of Palm Desert caught fire Wednesday, but the blaze was quickly snuffed out by responding fire crews. The non-injury fire was reported at 2:24 p.m. at a two-story building in the 73300 block of Palm Desert Drive N., according to Jody Hagemann of the Riverside […]

  • Brush Fire Sparks in Abandoned Thermal Date Grove

    A three-to five-acre fire broke out in an abandoned date grove in Thermal Monday afternoon, prompting authorities to shut down nearby roadways while more than four dozen firefighters battled the flames. There was no immediate word on what sparked the blaze, which was reported just after 2 p.m. in the 56800 block of Jackson Street. […]

  • Firefighters Rescue Possible Jumper on Indio Freeway Overpass

    A person poised to possibly leap from the Jefferson Street overpass of Interstate 10 in Indio Friday led authorities to shut down freeway and surface street traffic surrounding the bridge. The incident was reported around 3:20 p.m., when an unidentified male was seen standing outside of the fencing on the east side of the bridge, […]

  • Second-Alarm Fire at Indio Walmart Injures Three, Store Evacuated

    An electrical fire caused $1 million in damage to a Walmart store in Indio today and left two firefighters and a civilian with non-life-threatening injuries. Patrons and employees were evacuated from the store due to the second-alarm blaze, which was quickly contained. An issue with electrical and solar panels was the cause of the fire, […]

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