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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UPDATE: Third child dies after Hemet blaze that also killed father who tried to save his children

UPDATED: Monday, Dec 30, 9 a.m. See Original Story below. HEMET — Authorities say a third child has died after a massive blaze that also killed the childrens’ father, when he valiantly raced back into his burning apartment in an effort to save his loved ones. According to officials the fire began when a dried Christmas tree began to burn […]

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Christmas eve motorhome blaze, explosions, rock Hemet neighborhood

HEMET — A motorhome was destroyed and a man was hospitalized overnight when a destructive blaze ripped through the recreational vehicle Tuesday, Dec. 24. The Christmas eve fire, which happened on the 1300 block of Slate Ave. just south of W. Thornton Ave, destroyed the RV and caused at least two explosions, according to witnesses at the scene. Last night’s […]

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