• Fire Tears Through Mobile Home in Thousand Palms

    Fire tore through a double-wide mobile home in Thousand Palms Thursday before firefighters were able to gain the upper hand. The non-injury blaze was reported at 5:23 p.m. in the 32600 block of Chiricahua Drive and continued burning for about 40 minutes, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Seven engine crews responded and encountered […]

  • Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits in Riverside County

    Outdoor residential burn permits in Riverside County will be suspended beginning Monday until further notice due to a forecast of hot and dry weather that is expected to create extreme fire danger. Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, and until further notice: — Use of campfires is restricted to within established campfire facilities located in established […]

  • Firefighters knock out fire behind Lowe’s in La Quinta

    Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire involving a propane storage cage in La Quinta this morning. The fire was reported around 5:38 a.m. behind the Lowe’s off Highway 111 and Washington Street. Residents say they heard explosions coming from the general area. According to firefighters, only part of the building’s exterior was damaged. The cause of […]

  • New Fire Station Dedicated in Cathedral City

    CATHEDRAL CITY (CNS) – City officials Saturday dedicated a new $8.2 million fire station in downtown Cathedral City. Fire Station 411 is located across the street from the former fire station it replaces, on the southwest corner of Buddy Rogers Avenue and Date Palm Drive. It will house a 10-person emergency response crew and garage […]

  • An Inside Look at Palm Springs Fire Department Training

    Palm Springs firefighters conducted a series of drills this week involving real flames at a home in downtown. The live fire training exercises took place Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 495 N. Calle Santa Rosa. The last time the department saw a training like this was 8 years ago. “What this allows us to do […]

  • Bobcat Fire Grows to Over 113,000 Acres, But Containment Grows to 38%

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Bobcat Fire has increased in size to 113,307 acres, but containment has also increased — to 38% — and officials Wednesday said backfires were successfully set by firefighters, including from the air, to protect the Mt. Wilson Observatory and several broadcast and telecommunications towers. “Last night crews completed the strategic […]

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