• Cranston Fire Victims Speaking Out Ahead of Idyllwild Strong

    Ahead of the Idyllwild Strong weekend, KMIR spoke with mountain residents Friday morning to see how the community is recovering. Decades of memories gone. Ernesto Ale was out of town when the Cranston Fire lit up the Idyllwild community. He got the devastating call from a friend. “She goes, your house is gone,” says Ale. Few […]

  • Fire tornado killed firefighter near Redding, California

    In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire phenomenon and how quickly it took the life of Redding firefighter Jeremy Stoke, who was enveloped in […]

  • Firefighter fatality marks first death in California’s biggest blaze

    A firefighter was killed Monday while battling California’s Mendocino Complex Fire, marking the first death in the largest wildfire in recorded state history. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, Chief Sean Kavanaugh confirmed in a news conference late Monday night that a firefighter from Utah died from injuries sustained while “working on […]

  • California Fires May Make Homeowner’s Insurance Harder to Get

    California homeowners may find themselves facing insurance headaches even if their houses weren’t affected by this year’s blazes. The California Department of Insurance had already warned this year that the increasing number and severity of wildfires were making it harder for homeowners in the state to find and hold onto insurance. And now it says […]

  • Cranston Fire 100 Percent Contained

    The Cranston Fire, which burned 13,139 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest, was fully contained more than two weeks after it was allegedly sparked by an arsonist, forest officials said Friday. The blaze, which began around noon July 25, broke out off Highway 74 in the San Jacinto Mountains between Hemet and Mountain Center, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Fires Spark Action at the Capitol

    The continuous fires torching the state of California are sparking action at the state level in Sacramento. California Senator Jeff Stone, R-Riverside, recently joined a new committee focused on subsiding and analyzing the raging fires. “I’ve been appointed to a committee to do fact-finding to really find out what the cause of the fires are […]

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