• Brush Fire Threatening Homes in Pacific Palisades; Evacuations Ordered

    Flames raced up a Pacific Palisades hillside Monday, chewing through trees and brush as the fire marched toward multimillion- dollar homes, forcing the precautionary evacuation of about 200 homes. The fire was reported about 10:40 a.m. near the 500 block of North Palisades Drive, with the flames driven upward by the terrain, according to the […]

  • Grass Fire Burns Field near Temecula Mall

    A grass fire near a busy Temecula intersection scorched just more than an acre Thursday before crews got it under control. The non-injury blaze was reported about 2:05 p.m. in a field at Solana Way and Margarita Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The agency said multiple engine crews were sent to the […]

  • Fire Ignites Pallets, Other Debris in Thermal; No One Hurt

    Wooden pallets caught fire in Thermal Tuesday afternoon, but the blaze was contained within an hour, with no injuries reported. The fire broke out at 1:37 p.m. near the intersection of Avenue 78 and Fillmore Street. According to the Riverside County Fire Department, “several pallets, grape stakes and agricultural debris” were involved in the fire, […]

  • Blaze Erupts in Moreno Valley Barn; 10 Goats Killed, 4 Cows Injured

    A fire that erupted Tuesday in a hay barn on the east end of Moreno Valley burned numerous hay bales while killing and injuring livestock penned close to the conflagration before it was stopped. The blaze was reported about 4:25 p.m. in the 12100 block of Theodore Street, just north of the Moreno Valley (60) […]

  • Blaze Erupts in Jurupa Valley, Damaging Structure

    A wind-driven grass fire in Jurupa Valley scorched roughly two acres and damaged at least one structure before it was stopped Tuesday afternoon. The non-injury blaze was reported at 2:53 p.m. in the area of Rubidoux Boulevard and 29th Street, near the Pomona (60) Freeway, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Multiple engine crews […]

  • Blaze in San Bernardino National Forest Nearing Full Containment

    A brush fire that erupted a few miles southwest of Mountain Center in the San Bernardino National Forest, scorching roughly 165 acres, was close to full containment Tuesday. “With minimal overnight threats to the (fire) line, containment has increased to 85%,” according to a U.S. Forest Service statement regarding the Bautista Fire. The blaze was […]

  • NTSB preliminary report says Conception dive boat did not have crewmember on roving overnight watch as required

    The Conception dive boat, which sunk on Labor Day killing 34 people off the coast of California, did not have a crewmember on roving overnight watch as required by its certificate, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report and NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. “A crewmember sleeping in the wheelhouse berths was awakened by a […]

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