• Residents in Holy Fire Scar Burn Scar Area Advised to Prepare to Evacuate

    LAKE ELSINORE – Some neighborhoods in the Holy Fire burn scar area northwest of Lake Elsinore were warned to prepare to evacuate should heavy rain trigger mudslides, but evacuations haven’t been necessary, authorities said. The Emergency Management Department advised residents in the Glen Eden and Grace A evacuation zones that they should pack essentials in […]

  • Thousands Under Evacuation Orders Stay Home

    The rain has been relentless in Southwest Riverside County, couple that with the devastation left behind by the Holy Fire and it’s a recipe for disaster. “And the rains that we’ve had in the past the hills are saturated and there’s no telling what the mud flow and debris flow could be, ” says Ken […]

  • Back to Back Storm Wreaks Havoc Across So Cal

    Non stop rain is saturating already soaked hills. Water is raging across streets, carrying with it mud, debris and barreling through anything in its path. The water came so fast through areas in Ventura it caught William Watson off guard who is vacationing in an RV resort, “I woke up to an awful lot of […]

  • Heavy Rainfall Poses Flood, Debris Flow Risks in Riverside County

    A storm bringing with it heavy rainfall and strong winds moved into the Inland Empire Thursday, prompting mandatory evacuation orders in parts of the Temescal Valley and Lake Elsinore due to fears of mudslides, debris flows and flash-flooding along burn-scarred areas in the Cleveland National Forest. Around 10 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a […]

  • Holy Fire Suspect Found Mentally Healthy to Stand Trial

    An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a man charged with setting the 23,000-acre Holy Fire last August was mentally competent enough to assist in his defense, restarting criminal proceedings against the defendant. Criminal proceedings against Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, had been suspended while mental health experts evaluated him to determine if he […]

  • Holy Fire Flares Up Near Santiago Peak, 150 Acres Burned, 10 Percent Contained

    Firefighters battled Tuesday a new flare-up from the nearly 23,000-acre Holy Fire that has been burning for three weeks in the Cleveland National Forest and forced evacuations in Lake Elsinore. The fire erupted near Santiago Peak about 9:20 a.m. Monday, scorched 150 acres, threatened communication towers on the peak and was ten percent contained. Fire […]

  • Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze in Cleveland National Forest

    Two firefighters were injured Thursday afternoon battling the Holy Fire in the Cleveland National Forest. The injuries were reported between 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., one involving a crewman working the fire lines in the area of Bosley Lane and Glen Eden Road, in a community known as Horsethief Canyon, and the other farther south […]

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