• Apple Fire Almost Fully Contained, Firefighters Dealing with Hot Weather

    CHERRY VALLEY (CNS) – Firefighters Wednesday moved closer to full containment of the Apple Fire, which has burned 33,424 acres, mostly in the San Bernardino National Forest, as crews focused on monitoring and patrolling fire lines and extinguishing hot spots. Containment of the fire is at 95%. Firefighters are working in extreme heat and steep […]

  • Inmate Fire Crew Saves Largest Oak Tree in North America

    Whenever we see wildfires in California, the biggest priority is always to save lives and property but for the Apple Fire, there was an unusual challenge: to save what some call a “national treasure”. It’s called the Champion Oak Tree and the name says it all. The tree is estimated to be between 800 and […]

  • Board Approves Imposition of Fire Mitigation Fee Assessments

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a Riverside County Fire Department request to attach fire mitigation charges to the tax bills of nearly 450 property owners, who officials say have not paid the cost of abating weeds and other potential fire hazards around their parcels. During a public hearing on whether the […]

  • L.A. Explosive Fire Exposes Dangers of Butane Oil

    An investigation is underway to determine if criminal conduct was involved in a fiery explosion in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. Twelve firefighters are injured and there’s extensive damage to buildings. It’s still unknown how the fire started but officials say it began at the site of a butane honey oil supplier. Butane is an […]

  • Home of golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by a fire

    (CNN) — Golf legend Davis Love III lost his family home to a massive fire early Friday morning. The house in St. Simons Island, Georgia, was “completely engulfed in flames” by the time firefighters arrived at the scene. No one was injured in the fire. “While everyone in our family is saddened at the loss of our […]

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