• Crews battling brush fire in Thermal

    A brush fire that ignited in a palm grove in Thermal Wednesday morning has grown from five to 12 acres and spewed smoke that was visible throughout the Coachella Valley, but no structures were immediately threatened. The non-injury blaze was reported at 10:36 a.m. near where Van Buren Street and Avenue 58 intersect, according to […]

  • Bush Fire is now the 5th largest in Arizona’s history

    Firefighters are battling multiple blazes throughout Arizona this week including the Bush Fire, which is now the fifth largest in the state’s history. Fueled by hot, dry weather and tall grass, the human-caused Bush Fire has torn through 186,000 acres northeast of Phoenix, according to the Inciweb Incident Report. Since the fire started ten days ago, […]

  • Brush Fire Burns near Salton Sea

    MECCA (CNS) – A brush fire fueled by heavy winds scorched roughly four acres near the Salton Sea Friday, but no injuries were reported. The fire was reported about 9:45 a.m. along state Route 86 near Avenue 66, south of Mecca, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. About noon, fire officials said on social […]

  • Brush Fire Burns 140 Acres Near Bob Hope’s Former Home

    PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – Nearly 100 firefighters were mopping up hot spots and building containment lines Wednesday at the scene of a brush fire deemed suspicious that charred 140 acres near the late Bob Hope’s former home in Palm Springs that sent two firefighters to the hospital suffering from heat exhaustion. Three people were reported […]

  • Smoke Advisory Extended for Parts of Coachella Valley

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District once again extended a smoke advisory Sunday for portions of the Coachella Valley due to a 31-acre debris fire burning in Thermal. The advisory will be in effect through Monday morning and applies to Thermal, La Quinta, Mecca and communities near the Salton Sea. The fire is 50% […]

  • Home Burns in Palm Desert, No Injuries Reported

    The Riverside County Fire Department took more than an hour to knock down a Palm Desert house fire, authorities said Monday. Smoke and flames emanated from the blaze reported at 6:50 p.m. Sunday at a single-family home on Pampas Lane, the department said. The fire was doused at 8:11 p.m. with no injuries. A damage […]

  • San Francisco is 1st Major US City to Ban E-Cigarettes

    San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday. Backers say they hope the legislation will curb underage use of e-cigarettes, but critics say the ban will make it harder for adults to purchase an alternative to regular […]

  • Brush Fire Burns on Tribal Lands near Thermal

    A brush fire burned Tuesday on Bureau of Indian Affairs land near Thermal. Six acres of mulch on Torres-Martinez Tribal land quickly went up in flames around 1:00pm. Cal Fire was able to contain the fire, but will remain on scene into the early evening to monitor hot spots. Gusty winds are pushing the smoke […]

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