• Train Car Catches Fire near Banning

    (CNS) – A train car burst into flames near Banning Wednesday before fire crews were able to contain and extinguish it. Fire crews responded at 6:55 a.m. to a train fire near Interstate 10 and Malki Road and found a single unit of the train burning, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Fire crews […]

  • Evacuation Orders Lifted for Chaparral Fire, Which is 50% Contained

    All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted for the 1,427-acre Chaparral Fire in Riverside and San Diego counties, which remained at 50% containment Wednesday. The fire erupted last weekend at the edge of the Cleveland National Forest in southwest Riverside County. Mandatory evacuations had been ordered for residents north of the Tenaja Truck Trail, […]

  • Natural Gas Leak in Rancho Mirage Leads To Businesses Being Evacuated

    Rancho Mirage businesses were evacuated Thursday due to a natural gas leak. The leak was reported at 7:49 a.m. at a construction site in the 42000 block of Bob Hope Drive, and firefighters and Southern California Edison crews were sent to make repairs, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. California Highway 111 was closed […]

  • Rock Blaze in Anza 30% Contained, Evacuation Orders Lifted

    A 295-acre brush fire at the south end of Anza that destroyed multiple homes and other structures was 30% contained Wednesday, and all evacuation orders in the area were lifted. The blaze was reported shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Gully View Drive and Rock Canyon Road, bordering the Cahuilla Indian Reservation, […]

  • Thermal Mobile Home Bursts Into Flames

    A mobile home in Thermal burst into flames Friday, engulfing the structure before firefighters could get there. The blaze was reported at 3:40 p.m. in the 88000 block of Avenue 57, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the scene with seven engines and found a single-wide mobile home engulfed in flames […]

  • One Person Rescued from Vehicle Near Mountain Center

    Firefighters Tuesday rescued one person trapped in a vehicle just outside of Mountain Center. Rescuers were called at 1:32 a.m. to Highway 74 east of Bee Canyon Trick Trail and found a single vehicle off the roadway, approximately 200 feet over and 15 feet down, with one person inside, according to the Riverside County Fire […]

  • Brush Fire in Anza Threatens Properties Before Crews Contain It

    A brush fire that erupted Thursday in Anza charred two acres and briefly threatened several homes before crews stopped it. The non-injury blaze was reported at 1:50 p.m. in the area of Mitchell Road and Louise Avenue, roughly a half-mile north of Highway 371, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The agency said multiple […]

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