UPDATE: TEMECULA: Care home fire that killed 5 confirmed murder-suicide

UPDATE: 10/24/2016 4:30 p.m. TEMECULA – Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit and Southwest Station, in conjunction with Cal-Fire’s Arson Unit, announced today that a fire at a Temecula area care facility that killed five people was arson related. Additionally, four of the five people found at the residence after the fire sustained injuries consistent with gun shot wounds, […]

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HEMET – Suspects charged with arson after vegetation fire grew into major blaze

A recreational trailer was quickly destroyed as a vegetation fire near Eaton and N. Lyon Avenues grew into a raging blaze. William Whelan photo UPDATE:10/05/2016 2:52 a.m. Officials announced the apprehension of two minors, accused of starting a field fire that quickly grew into a city-wide emergency. The small vegetation fire began Friday, September 30, just after 6 p.m., in […]

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Two firefighters injured battling Beaumont strip mall blaze

The first arriving engine company reported a 15,000 square foot strip mall with a well-established fire burning in the attic space. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire photo BEAUMONT – Two firefighters suffered minor, but unspecified, injuries while battling a two alarm structure fire at a strip mall in the 400 block E. 6th Street in Beaumont Sept. 11. Both injured firefighters were transported by […]

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Firefighters save Temecula home during Saturday blaze, 2 displaced

TEMECULA – Firefighters spent just over 30 minutes knocking down a residential fire in the 36900 block Los Alamitos Drive in an unincorporated area east of Temecula Sept. 10. The fire was first reported to Riverside County emergency dispatchers at about 5:43 p.m. 25 firefighters from six engine companies, one truck company, and one water tender responded to the residential […]

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UPDATED: Little Lake fire contained, garage and car severely damaged

Fire consumes a vehicle, garage and other portions of a residence in Little Lake. George Evans photo UPDATE 09/05/2016 9 p.m. At 8:45 p.m., CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer Jody Hagemann updated that the residential fire contained was contained at 8:15 p.m. Resources were expected to remain at the scene for at least one 1-2 hours for extensive clean up […]

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Firefighters continue battling Lakeland Village blaze overnight

Nearly 200 firefighters spent most of the day and are now continuing to battle a 40-acre brush fire in Lakeland Village along the west side of Lake Elsinore near the Ortega Highway Sunday, Aug. 28. In the most recent update provided at 12:45 a.m. Aug. 29 by Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Officer spokeswoman Jennifer Fuhrman, she advised “the fire […]

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UPDATED: Blaze destroys Homeland structure

UPDATE: 08/15/2016 10:15 a.m. With information from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department Written by Trevor Montgomery With William Hayes HOMELAND – Despite the efforts of Cal Fire/Riverside County Firefighters, an abandoned building burned to the ground Sunday, August 14. The building was located on the corner of SR 74 and Cortrite Avenue on the border of the unincorporated communities of […]

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UPDATED: Three displaced by Hemet blaze on Ivy Street

UPDATED: 07/08/2016 5:30 p.m. With interview from the fire victim.   Vanessa Marie Fuentes, whose home and car were destroyed by last night’s fire talked about her harrowing ordeal and how her family lost everything they owned, including their 8-week-old puppy, named Rosie. Fuentes explained she first became aware her home was on fire when her fiancé woke her up […]

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Sky Valley residence burns to ground, considered total loss

SKY VALLEY – Despite efforts by nearly three dozen firefighters, an abandoned home burned to the ground and was considered a total loss, according to Cal Fire Public Information Officer April Newman. The blaze occurred in the 71000 block of Dillon Road, in the unincorporated area of Sky Valley. Sky Valley is located southeast of Desert Hot Springs and northeast of […]

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UPDATE #5 – Many questions remain after death of child in early morning Little Lake community fire

Trevor Montgomery Riverside County News Source HEMET – Firefighters rescued a child on Friday morning from a burning home, however the victim later succumbed to their injuries. Early reports indicated the child was trapped inside a burning residence in the Little Lake area. Little Lake is an unincorporated community Southeast of the city of Hemet. The residential blaze occurred on […]

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