• Brush Fire Burns 75 Acres in Banning, 20% Contained

    A fire that blackened about 75 acres of brush in Banning was 20% contained Thursday morning, authorities said. The Coyote Fire was reported to be about 50 acres in light to medium fuels at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Old Banning Idyllwild Road south of Shirleon Drive, according to CalFire. The fire grew […]

  • 20-Acre Brush Fire Ignites in Thermal

    A brush fire broke out in Thermal Tuesday, spurring a multi-agency response. The blaze was reported at 12:17 p.m. in the 89000 block of Avenue 64, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The first engine on scene reported a five-acre brusher burning at a moderate rate of spread. As of 1 p.m., five dozen […]

  • An owl injured during a California wildfire has returned to the wild

    (CNN) — A great horned owl injured during a California wildfire flapped back into the wild Wednesday evening, thrilling the firefighters who rescued him. Early last November, Ventura County Fire Department crews working on the Maria Fire spotted something unusual, an owl hopping on the ground. “We were watching him, it wasn’t normal” said firefighter […]

  • Forecast Calls for Busy Wildfire Season Along West Coast

    Most of the country can expect a normal wildfire season but residents along the West Coast of the United States should be ready for another busy season, the National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday. California experienced its deadliest and largest wildfires in the past two years, including a fire in the northern part of the […]

  • Trump draws ire from firefighters, celebrities for tweet about California fires

    The leader of the union that represents a majority of California’s firefighters said Saturday that President Donald Trump should apologize for blaming the state’s deadly wildfires on “poor” forest management. The Camp Fire in northern California reduced the town of Paradise to rubble and claimed the lives of 23 people, Butte County Sheriff Kory L. Honea […]

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