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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Illegal San Jacinto BHO lab explosion injures two

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Authorities investigating an explosion that rocked a San Jacinto neighborhood early Thursday evening, June 25, say the explosion was caused by an illegal butane honey oil lab. The illicit drug lab was being operated inside a small, detached room behind a home on the 500 block of Soboba Avenue, between Main and E. 7th streets. Two […]

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UPDATE: Firefighters make quick work knocking down Burney vegetation fire

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 23, 3:20 p.m. See Original Story below. BURNEY, Calif. — A battalion chief at the scene of a small vegetation fire burning off Tamarack Rd. in Burney updated at 3:08 p.m., that the fire had been knocked down and cancelled all other incoming firefighters and apparatus. The official reported that some firefighters already at the location would […]

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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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“Hundreds of millions in losses” after massive, “highly unusual”, 3-alarm blaze at Redlands distribution center

REDLANDS, Calif. — Fire agencies from throughout San Bernardino County and other surrounding communities spent much of the day battling a massive, three-alarm blaze that ripped through a Redlands distribution warehouse early Friday morning, June 5. The fire happened at a large, 600,000-square-foot commercial building that housed Amazon products and was home to Kuehne and Nagel; a third-party operator that […]

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Temecula appoints John Crater as new Fire Chief

TEMECULA, Calif. ─ Temecula Mayor James “Stew” Stewart, Temecula City Manager Aaron Adams and CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Chief Shawn Newman welcome John Crater as the newly appointed Division Fire Chief for the City of Temecula, effective May 11, 2020. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: DUI, reckless driving may have led to fatal Hemet crash SWAT standoff follows San Jacinto shooting […]

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Man air-lifted after crushed under Aguanga construction vehicle

AGUANGA — A man escaped serious injuries after a roller/compactor overturned on a rural Aguanga property late Friday afternoon, March 27. The accident, which caused the victim to be trapped under the large construction vehicle and later life-flighted to an area hospital, happened on the 42000 block of Hwy 79 South, according to Cal Fire officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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