• Blaze Burns Along 60 Freeway near Beaumont

    A brush fire started by construction equipment alongside the Moreno Valley (60) Freeway near Beaumont Friday scorched roughly five acres and prompted a brief closure of the freeway before it was stopped. The non-injury blaze was reported at 12:55 p.m. adjacent to the westbound 60 at Jack Rabbit Trail, in a sparsely populated, rugged area […]

  • Wildfire Blackens 20 Acres in Beaumont

    A brush fire that erupted Monday in Beaumont scorched roughly 20 acres before it was contained. The non-injury blaze was reported about 9:20 a.m. along David Mountain Road, just west of Highway 79, on the southwestern edge of the city, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. An agency spokeswoman said that 17 engine crews […]

  • Blaze Burns in Canyon South of Hemet

    A brush fire that broke out Thursday just south of Hemet scorched about 20 acres, but did not damage any homes or other structures before it was contained. The non-injury blaze was reported at  2 p.m. in the area of Gibbel Road and Quiet Hill Drive, near the Ramona Bowl, according to the Riverside County Fire […]

  • Blaze Burns More Than 250 Acres in Riverside Park

    A wildfire that broke out Tuesday in a south Riverside preserve blackened 273 acres and damaged a home before being fully contained. The non-injury blaze was reported about 12:30 p.m. on the east side of Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, facing Speyside Road, according to the Riverside Fire Department. Crews from Riverside, Corona, Riverside County and […]

  • Fire Causes Lane Closures On I-10

    Two fires triggered lane blockages on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs Monday afternoon. A small brush fire was reported in the center divide of I-10, just west of Haugen-Lehmann Way, around noon, according to the California Highway Patrol. The far left lane of the eastbound freeway was blocked. The far right lane of eastbound I-10 […]

  • Bureau of Land Management Initiates Whitewater Canyon Closure Due to Increased Wildfire Risk

    The Bureau of Land Management is temporarily closing public lands in and near Whitewater Canyon, Riverside County, due to the potential threat of wildfire. This public safety closure will start Monday, July 1, and will remain in effect until further notice. “The National Interagency Fire Center’s Predictive Services show above normal potential for significant wildland […]

  • Interagency Emergency Operations Center Opens Close to Home

    Wildfires, earthquakes and any major natural disaster, could happen at any time in Southern California and first responders will be on the ready as the region’s interagency operations center gets a major upgrade. Half of the state’s major emergencies will be delegated from inside the operations communication center inside the Cal Fire Southern Region Interagency […]

  • Roads Reopen With Full Containment Of Thermal Fire

    A 22-acre fire in Thermal that triggered a mobile home park evacuation was fully contained Wednesday morning and roads reopened, but nearly two dozen firefighters stayed on scene to douse any flare-ups. The non-injury blaze, initially reported as a mulch fire, broke out around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near Fillmore Street and Avenue 69. The Riverside […]

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