Board ratifies new Cal Fire contract

RIVERSIDE – The board of supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a $595.38-million contract with Cal Fire for firefighting and other services throughout the unincorporated areas of Riverside County and 21 cities over the next three years. The board’s 5-0 vote came just two weeks before the county’s existing five-year contract with the state ended. Under the […]

AGUANGA: Firefighters battle fully-involved house fire

AGUANGA: Firefighters battle fully-involved house fire

Riverside County Fire/Cal Fire is currently battling a fully-involved house fire, according to department spokeswoman Jennifer Fuhrman. The call came in at 1:21 p.m. for the blaze located in the 49900 Block of Cree Court, in Lake Riverside Estates. According to Fuhrman, the fire is being fought defensively by 18 firefighters from five engine companies. “They […]

Motorist injured in two-car collision

AGUANGA – A motorist was injured today in a two-car collision in Aguanga that flipped one of the vehicles onto its roof. The crash happened about 11:30 a.m. on Sage Road, near Benton Road, about six miles east of Winchester, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Crews pried the driver out of the vehicle that overturned. The […]

State adopts emergency regulation for removal of dead and dying trees

SACRAMENTO—The California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection adopted an emergency regulation for the removal of dead and dying trees at their June 17 meeting. The adoption was made in response to the ever-growing number of drought-related dead and dying trees across the State that are mounting concerns over intensifying wildfire conditions. Under the regulation, drought […]

Motorcyclist dead at motocross in Anza

ANZA – A motorcyclist was killed this afternoon at the Cahuilla Creek Motocross in Anza, near Highway 371. According to Jennifer Fuhrman of the Riverside County Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to Anza for a downed motorcycle rider at 1:38 p.m. The rider, an adult male, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene, Fuhrman said. This story […]

BREAKING: Crews make quick work of brush fire

BREAKING: Crews make quick work of brush fire

Crews quickly contained a brush fire just off SR-79 at Woodchuck Road in the unincorporated area of Temecula. While the fire had a moderate spread, no structures were damaged in the blaze, according to CAL FIRE Spokes person Jennifer Fuhrman. “It was reported as four spot fires when they got on scene,” Fuhrman said. “They got the […]