• Brush Fire Scorches Over 30 Acres, Threatens Homes in Beverly Crest

    A brush fire broke out and threatened homes Tuesday afternoon in the Beverly Crest area, prompting evacuations and a furious response by firefighters. The blaze, which quickly scorched an estimated 32 acres and had the potential to grow to 60, was reported just before 2 p.m. between the 9800 blocks of Portola and Yoakum drives […]

  • CAL Fire Determines Electric Power Lines Caused 12 North Bay Fires

    CAL Fire officials determined that electric power lines and failure of power poles caused part of the massive North Bay wildfires that eventually killed dozens of people and ravaged thousands of homes in October. Officials completed a total of 12 investigations of more than 170 fires that burned at least 245,000 acres in Northern California. […]

  • Evacuations Ordered After Brush Fire Burns in Agua Dulce Grows to 1,000 Acres

    Evacuations were ordered Monday as the Stone Fire scorched land near Agua Dulce. It’s unclear how many people are affected. Animal control officials are also being dispatched to the area to assist with evacuations of horses and other animals in the rural area. The fire broke out early Monday afternoon and quickly scorched 1,000 acres […]

  • Vehicle Fire Starts 3-Acre Wildfire Burning in Thermal

    A slow-burning 3.2-acre brush fire broke out in Thermal Monday. The fire was reported at 7:23 a.m. in a field near Highway 86 and Avenue 70, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department. A water-dropping helicopter and 30 firefighters were working to extinguish the fire, which was burning at a slow rate in […]

  • Canyon Fire Scorches 2,000 Acres, 1,500 Residents Evacuated

    Corona, CA Crews continued making air drops today on a wind-fanned wildfire adjacent to the Riverside (91) Freeway on the Orange-Riverside county border that has scorched about 2,000 acres, prompting the evacuation of some 1,500 people from around 500 Riverside County homes. Dubbed the Canyon Fire, the blaze broke out about 1 p.m. Monday alongside […]

  • Small Brush Fire at Thermal Airport

    Thermal, CA CAL Fire Firefighters are on the scene of a 5-acre wildfire in Thermal near the Cochran Airport. The broke out around 2:50 this afternoon in the 56000 block of Higgins Drive. When crews arrived the blaze already consumed 2 acres. Officials believe the vegetation in the field could supply medium to heavy fuel to […]

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