• Brush Fire Burns 75 Acres in Banning, 20% Contained

    A fire that blackened about 75 acres of brush in Banning was 20% contained Thursday morning, authorities said. The Coyote Fire was reported to be about 50 acres in light to medium fuels at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Old Banning Idyllwild Road south of Shirleon Drive, according to CalFire. The fire grew […]

  • Flooding Possible in Coachella Valley Amid Santa Ana Windstorm

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The slashing winds predicted Tuesday and Wednesday throughout Riverside County will be accompanied by rainfall in parts of the Coachella Valley, as a trough of low pressure off the Mexican coast spills into Southern California. “Typically strong (Santa Ana) winds are drying, but in this case, we are seeing moisture moving in […]

  • Insurance Protections Announced for Bobcat Fire Residents

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara Thursday announced the addition of nearly 347,000 Los Angeles County policyholders affected by the area’s largest 2020 wildfire — the Bobcat Fire — to the mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing or canceling residential property insurance policies. The action brings the total to nearly 2.4 […]

  • Windstorm Rages in Inland Empire, Causing Electrical Outages

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Intense winds throughout the Inland Empire brought down power lines in multiple locations Monday, triggering electrical outages that affected several thousand people. According to Southern California Edison, one of the largest outages was in Jurupa Valley, where damaged lines caused a blackout impacting 1,451 customers in the predawn hours. Technicians were still […]

  • Bobcat Fire Moves Closer To Foothill Communities, Hundreds Evacuated

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Bobcat Fire, which has scorched 36,366 acres, is expected to move closer to the foothill communities Monday evening as it burns downhill toward hundreds of evacuated homes. Nearly 900 firefighters backed up by nine water- and retardant- dropping aircraft were battling the blaze, which was 6% contained Monday. Residents of […]

  • Bobcat Fire Grows to 8,500 Acres; Monrovia Warned of Potential Evacuations

    MONROVIA (CNS) – The Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest grew to 8,553 acres with no containment Tuesday, as forecasters warned of approaching Santa Ana winds and issued a red flag warning through Wednesday. [Update] #BobcatFire is now 8,553 acres and 0% contained. — Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF) September 8, 2020 The Forest Service estimates that […]

  • Gusty Winds Expected in Riverside County Mountains and Metro Area

    Gusty winds are expected in Riverside County Monday and could prove hazardous for high-profile vehicles traveling through mountains passes, according to the National Weather Service. The agency issued a high wind warning that will last until noon Tuesday in the Riverside County mountains, the Riverside metropolitan area and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning — […]

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