Forward progress of 1/2 acre vegetation fire quickly halted, but fire still burning in Johnson Park

BURNEY, Calif. — A large contingency of fire crews remain at the scene of a wildland vegetation fire that is under control, but still burning in the unincorporated Intermountain area community of Johnson Park, just east of Burney. Although fire crews from multiple area agencies and fire stations from as far away as Susanville and Redding were initially dispatched to […]

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“It exploded! It’s totally engulfed in flames!” Terrified witness films numerous explosions during Burney barn fire

Firefighters had to return to the scene of a destructive barn and vegetation fire at around 2 a.m., after a pair of early morning delivery drivers spotted flames billowing high above the Black Ranch area. Trevor Montgomery/SCNS photo Original Story: BURNEY, Calif. — Although firefighters made quick work of a vegetation fire that was sparked by a barn fire that […]

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Witnessed at scene of fire along SR-299E in Bella Vista, man arrested

UPDATED: Sunday, June 6, 7:53 p.m., With suspect’s booking information, other details. BELLA VISTA, Calif. — A man captured on film at the scene of a vegetation fire in Bella Vista was reportedly arrested by Arson Investigators earlier this morning, Sunday, June 6. Witnesses at the scene told SCNS that firefighters made quick work putting out the fire, before the […]

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UPDATE: Firefighters say Burney fire caused by escaped campfire at illegal encampment

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 89, 10 a.m. BURNEY, Calif. — Firefighters have determined that a vegetation fire that threatened the Pit River Casino and numerous homes in Burney last Saturday afternoon was caused by an escaped campfire left burning inside an illegal encampment, CAL FIRE/Shasta Trinity officials have since reported. No arrests were made after the blaze, which consumed approximately 20.5 […]

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No injuries reported after vehicle goes up in flames outside San Jacinto Jack in the Box

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — No injuries were reported after a fire that destroyed a woman’s SUV early this morning, Sunday, May 23. The vehicle blaze erupted as the victim was getting an early morning snack at a San Jacinto Jack in the Box in the area of State Street and Ramona Expressway, according to fire and sheriff’s personnel. LEADING THE […]

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30-40 RVs destroyed, firefighter injured in massive Canyon Lake 3-alarm blaze

CANYON LAKE, Calif. — Officials are continuing to work at the scene of a massive blaze at a Canyon Lake RV storage facility that erupted inside the gated Canyon Lake community this afternoon, Wednesday, May 19.  As of the latest report from the scene the fire, which erupted at Canyon Lake Storage, at 22229 Loch Lomond Dr., the blaze had destroyed […]

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Mesa Verde man arrested after setting several structures ablaze

MESA VERDE, Calif. — Authorities say a man was arrested after allegedly setting several separate brush and structure fires in the area of Mesa Drive and Blythe Way, in the unincorporated area of Mesa Verde, Friday morning, April 30. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Moreno Valley murder ends with man’s arrest Reckless driving leads to fatal Moreno Valley crash “This has […]

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Moreno Valley structure fire leads to suspicious death investigation

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say a suspicious death investigation is underway in Moreno Valley after firefighters who responded to reports of a structure fire located a deceased body inside the location that burned early Thursday morning, April 29. The fire that led to the victim’s discovery happened in the 13400 block of Old 215 Frontage Road, which runs adjacent the […]

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Perris apartment destroyed by afternoon blaze

PERRIS, Calif. — No injuries were reported after a fire ripped through a Perris apartment Sunday afternoon, April 25. The blaze, which damaged at least one neighboring apartment, happened in the 200 block of E. 6th Street, between S. Perris Boulevard and S. “F” Street. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Bewildered would-be burglar nabbed after security gate foils Hemet liquor store […]

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Ten, including five children, displaced after French Valley house fire

FRENCH VALLEY, Calif. — Ten people, including five children, were displaced after a fire tore through a private French Valley residence Tuesday afternoon, April 20. The fire, which left the home heavily damaged, occurred in the area of Bordeaux Place and Thompson Road. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Woman dead after Riverside motorcycle crash Hemet carjacking, robbery, ends with three arrests Two […]

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