Hemet motel room explosion brings huge response

HEMET, Calif. — Police and fire officials are investigating the cause of an explosion inside a motel room that rocked the Hemet Travelodge earlier today, Tuesday, Oct. 20. One man suffered burns and other injuries to both his arms and face, while another man was taken into custody at the scene. Although officials have not released any information about their […]

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Spared from last August’s wildfires, Los Rios Rancho destroyed by overnight fire

OK GLEN, Calif. — Recently spared from both the El Dorado and Apple fires, two major wildfires that burned right up to their property line in August, Riley’s Farm and several historic buildings at the Los Rios Rancho property burned to the ground in a massive, 4-Alarm blaze overnight. Although the valiant efforts of firefighters saved the property last month, […]

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Massive, 5-alarm blaze destroys Perris Salvation Army facility

PERRIS, Calif. — Despite an aggressive and exhaustive attack by firefighters from multiple agencies, a five-alarm commercial structure fire that tore through the Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center in Perris destroyed the facility’s storage annex, wiping out the non-profit’s entire donation inventory, Tuesday, July 28. The destructive blaze, which also displaced about 40 men living at the facility’s […]

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Citizens’ quick response helps quell Johnson Park house fire

JOHNSON PARK, Calif. — Fire officials today are crediting Johnson Park area residents with helping to extinguish a residential structure fire that displaced a family living at the home that burned early Tuesday morning, July 28. The fire, which officials say was likely caused by a cigarette discarded into a planter on the home’s front porch, happened on the 38000 block of […]

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Banning business destroyed by blaze

BANNING, Calif. — Firefighters spent about two and a half hours battling a commercial structure fire that tore through and ultimately destroyed a Banning business late Wednesday evening, July 22. The blaze happened at Lithopass Printing Forms, on the 90 block of S. San Gorgonio Ave., between E. Ramsey and E. Livingston streets, according to fire officials. LEADING THE RCNS […]

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No injuries after 300′ crane collapses onto Kaiser Hospital

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — No injuries were reported after a 300 foot crane collapsed while working at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, at 10800 Magnolia Ave., yesterday afternoon, Saturday, July 11. Witnesses to the collapse later said from the scene that the fact that no one was injured was likely due to safety precautions being adhered to when the potentially deadly accident happened. […]

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Community unites to fight Hemet fire that threatened homes

HEMET, Calif. — Thanks to the fast and decisive response of area residents who jumped into action to battle a swift-moving vegetation fire that erupted in a Hemet residential neighborhood Tuesday evening, July 7, no homes were damaged or destroyed and no injuries were reported. Dramatic videos filmed from the scene of the fire, which was immediately threatening a large […]

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Pair injured, dog saved, after fire destroys Hemet duplex

HEMET, Calif. — Two people sustained minor injuries and were displaced after a residential structure fire tore through a Little Lake area duplex late Sunday night, June 21. Although a dog was initially feared lost to the overnight blaze, which happened on the 41000 block of Briarwood Ave. in an unincorporated area of Hemet, the family pet was later found […]

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UPDATE: Fire that destroyed Burney home knocked down

Writer’s Note: This is a breaking news story with no verified facts other than official radio traffic, and is based on witness statements alone. As such, details could change as more information becomes available.-TM UPDATED: Tuesday, June 9, 3:48 p.m. See Original Story and additional photos below. BURNEY, Calif. — Firefighters are continuing to work at the scene of a […]

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Local fisherman’s body recovered after Round Mountain drowning

ROUND MOUNTAIN, Calif. — Authorities say the desperate search for a man who fell into the water while fishing and was swept away by the fast-moving current late Thursday morning, April 2, ended when the victim’s lifeless body was later found and pulled from the frigid water about an hour later. The deadly accident happened at a popular local fishing […]

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