• Smoke Layers Blot out Sun in Inland Empire

    (CNS) – Layers of drift smoke from fires in Central and Northern California blanketed the Riverside metropolitan area Thursday, blocking the sun in what was tantamount to heavy cloud cover. “Riverside is experiencing drift smoke due to the fires north of us,” the Riverside Fire Department said via social media. “We have no active fires […]

  • `Rock Fire’ in Anza Believed to Be Man-Made

    Riverside County Fire Department law enforcement Friday are looking for the owners of a marijuana cultivation site located in the area of a 295-acre brush fire on the south end of Anza that destroyed multiple homes and other structures. The blaze, known as the Rock fire, was reported shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday in the […]

  • Palm Springs International Airport Reports June Air Travel Record

    Palm Springs International Airport recorded its highest passenger travel numbers for June last month, besting the previous record set two years ago, officials said Thursday. “We’re not just seeing a return to pre-pandemic numbers and consistent month-over-month gains in our passenger traffic; we’ve set a new passenger record,” said Ulises Aguirre, the airport’s executive director […]

  • July 4 festivities in 2021 caused worst air since Bobcat fire

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District said Tuesday that air quality after this year’s Fourth of July festivities was the worst in the region since the Bobcat Fire last September, and showed the second highest pollution levels for Independence Day in the last decade. The level of fine particulate matter this year remained higher […]

  • Over 100 acres burning near Hemet

    Fire crews are on scene of a 122 acre fire in an unincorporated area of Riverside County near Hemet. The blaze was reported around 3:00 p.m. Monday and started at just five acres at California Avenue and Stowe Road. As of 5:00 p.m. the forward rate of spread has been stopped, but crews will remain […]

  • Fire sparks at marijuana farm in Anza

    A wildfire that erupted Monday in Anza scorched about three acres and threatened structures before it was partially contained. The non-injury blaze was reported at 12:55 p.m. in the area of Meyers Lane and Terwilliger Road, just south of Highway 371, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Multiple engine crews were sent to the […]

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