UPDATE: Firefighters battle Banning commercial blaze

UPDATE: 09/03/2016 5:30 p.m. At 3:25 p.m. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Jody Hagemann provided an update to the ongoing fire operation at a commercial structure that burned in Banning. One 30,000 square foot abandoned concrete building was destroyed in the blaze, according to Hagemann. Fire personnel were expected to be at the scene for several hours, until […]

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Horse and rider that spent two nights trapped after 150 foot fall into canyon rescued

An Anza resident and his horse were rescued Monday, Aug. 29 after spending two “chilly” nights stuck in a ravine after they plummeted about 150 feet from the Spitler Peak Trail Saturday, Aug. 27. Thomas Firth, 66, and his horse Cody, became trapped when a rugged trail they and others were travelling on in the San Jacinto Mountains gave way, causing them […]

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Murrieta explosion results in “Honey Oil” lab arrest

MURRIETA – An explosion at a residence in the 39000 block of Banyon Street in Murrieta led to the arrest of a man for running an illegal honey oil lab at the home Aug. 26. Personnel from the Murrieta Fire and Police Departments responded to the home at about 6:44 a.m. regarding an explosion and possible structure fire at the residence. Firefighters and police officers […]

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