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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Crushed by tree weakened by Zogg Fire, cruiser totaled – Deputies uninjured

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Two Shasta County sheriff’s deputies were lucky to walk away after a large tree, damaged and weakened by the ongoing Zogg Fire, toppled over onto their police cruiser Tuesday evening, Sept. 29. Although neither deputy was injured, their vehicle was “totaled”, according to Sheriff’s officials who later reported the incident on social media. LEADING THE SCNS […]

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Woman steals Riverside fire engine while firefighters treat man who stopped breathing

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Authorities say an “extremely intoxicated” woman who stole a City of Riverside Fire Department truck and took it on a short joyride was arrested after crashing into at least two cars early Thursday evening, Oct. 1. Firefighters were handling a life-threatening medical emergency and helping treat an elderly victim who had stopped breathing when they realized someone had […]

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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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Governor declares State of Emergency in 3 counties – Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

Published: Sep 28, 2020 – Office Of Governor Gavin Newsom SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for the counties of Napa, Sonoma and Shasta due to the Glass and Zogg fires, which have burned tens of thousands of acres, destroyed homes and critical infrastructure and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents. The Governor […]

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3 dead, 146 buildings destroyed, as Zogg Fire grows by 50% overnight

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Fueled by strong winds, the Zogg Fire is continuing to burn through a rural area of Shasta County with zero containment according to fire officials. The wildfire has now killed three people and destroyed 146 buildings while continuing to threaten another 1,538 homes, businesses and other structures, various sources have reported. As of this morning, the […]

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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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Homicide confirmed – Victim remains unidentified, after body found in burning car

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. See Original Story below. THERMAL, Calif. — Authorities say a suspicious death investigation has been changed to a homicide investigation after a man’s body was discovered in a burning vehicle in Thermal early Saturday morning, July 18. The man’s murder was the first of three suspicious deaths to rock the east valley over the […]

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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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