• Temecula School Evacuated After Unknown Substance Sickens Kids

    Exposure to an unknown substance caused five students at a Temecula charter school to become ill Wednesday, prompting authorities to evacuate the entire campus. The potential hazardous material exposure was reported about 2:35 p.m. at River Springs Charter School in the 42000 block of Lyndie Lane, near Rancho California Road, according to the Riverside County […]

  • Roads Reopen With Full Containment Of Thermal Fire

    A 22-acre fire in Thermal that triggered a mobile home park evacuation was fully contained Wednesday morning and roads reopened, but nearly two dozen firefighters stayed on scene to douse any flare-ups. The non-injury blaze, initially reported as a mulch fire, broke out around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near Fillmore Street and Avenue 69. The Riverside […]

  • Quarter-Acre Brushfire In Mecca Quickly Doused

    Crews made quick work Tuesday of a quarter-acre brush fire in Mecca. Firefighters were sent around 2:40 p.m. to the 64000 block of Lincoln Street and had the blaze under control within 20 minutes, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire. Four other brush […]

  • Three Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Indio, One Airlifted to Hospital

    One person was airlifted to a hospital Friday morning with injuries suffered in a two vehicle collision in Indio. Firefighters responded at 12:30 a.m. to a crash in the 82000 block of Indio Boulevard, between Jackson and Monroe streets, and found three people injured, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. One victim suffered serious […]

  • Fire Department’s Indirect Costs to be Shared Among Cities, County

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday authorized the Riverside County Fire Department to recoup an estimated $54.34 million from cities and the county in the current fiscal year to operate the agency’s dispatch center, maintain the fleet, support volunteer units and provide other services. The board approved the fire department’s 2018-19 cost allocation plan without comment. […]

  • Fireworks Can Lead to Injury and Jail in Riverside County

    Cal Fire Riverside County Fire Department teamed up with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to send a message that fireworks are illegal in most of the county and even then, there’s no such thing as a “safe and sane firework”. They had demonstrations showing the power of one firework: one left a watermelon in pieces […]

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