• Man Accused of Attempting to Kill Injured Man Found Inside Burning DHS Home

    A man accused of setting fire to a Desert Hot Springs home, where police found a seriously injured man inside the burning residence, was in custody Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder and arson. Miguel Espino, 25, of Cathedral City, is accused in the 7 p.m. Tuesday blaze at a home in the 15600 block of Palm Drive, where a […]

  • New Chief Takes Helm at County Fire Department

    A veteran Cal Fire supervisor with several decades experience on the fire lines and in management started work Wednesday as the new chief of the Riverside County Fire Department. The appointment of Shawn C. Newman was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, based on a recommendation by Cal Fire administrators. “It is truly my honor and […]

  • Fire Destroys Coachella Residential Building, Two Cars

    A brush fire that raced across three acres of terrain in Coachella, destroyed a residential building and two vehicles, ignited piles of debris and threatened a nearby date palm grove was 100% contained Tuesday. The non-injury fire, which officials say caused $15 million in damage, was reported at 2:46 p.m. Monday in the 83000 block […]

  • Flames Destroy a Desert Hot Springs House

    A fire that started in the garage of a Desert Hot Springs house spread to the residence and the attic and caused the roof to collapse, but no one was injured, authorities said Monday. The fire was reported at 9:15 p.m. Sunday in the 67000 block of 20th Avenue, April Newman of the Riverside County […]

  • Brush Fire Sparks in Abandoned Thermal Date Grove

    A three-to five-acre fire broke out in an abandoned date grove in Thermal Monday afternoon, prompting authorities to shut down nearby roadways while more than four dozen firefighters battled the flames. There was no immediate word on what sparked the blaze, which was reported just after 2 p.m. in the 56800 block of Jackson Street. […]

  • Second-Alarm Fire at Indio Walmart Injures Three, Store Evacuated

    An electrical fire caused $1 million in damage to a Walmart store in Indio today and left two firefighters and a civilian with non-life-threatening injuries. Patrons and employees were evacuated from the store due to the second-alarm blaze, which was quickly contained. An issue with electrical and solar panels was the cause of the fire, […]

  • Firefighters Knock Down Second-Alarm Fire At Tire Shop In Indio

    Firefighters Tuesday put out a second-alarm fire at a tire shop in Indio. Firefighters dispatched at 11:27 p.m. Monday reported a dumpster, palm trees and exterior fire at a single-story structure in the 83500 block of Indio Boulevard, said Jody Hagemann of Riverside County Fire Department. Firefighters had the blaze under control at 12:04 a.m., […]

  • Woman Killed in Whitewater River Crash Identified

    Riverside County coroner’s officials today identified a 21-year-old Palm Springs woman as the driver whose car plunged into the Whitewater River off Highway 111 in Palm Springs on Thursday. Alexis Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene of the 12:45 p.m. crash on northbound Highway 111, north of Overture Drive. The California Highway Patrol reported […]

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