RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors appointed Dan Talbot as acting chief of the Riverside County Fire Department, Tuesday, Jan. 30. Cal Fire, the state fire agency, provides contract fire-protection services in the unincorporated county areas and in 21 partner cities and agencies within the county. Most recently, Talbot was deputy chief of […]
RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County board of supervisors signed off Tuesday, July 11, on a Riverside County Fire Department request to add unpaid fire mitigation charges to the tax bills of individuals with properties throughout the county. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board approved tacking the costs onto the property tax bills of […]
Firefighters quickly doused a brushfire that broke out at a residence on Cree Court in the community of Lake Riverside Estates in Aguanga Saturday, June 24.
RIVERSIDE – The board of supervisors Tuesday, April 18, backed away from implementing a deficit reduction plan that would have axed about two-dozen uniform and support personnel in the Riverside County Fire Department, electing instead to eliminate five positions and make several other modest cuts that will only close the agency’s spending gap by half. […]
A residential structure fire was reported at 7:25 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The incident occurred at the intersection of Apple Lane and Reservation Road in the community of Anza.
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 […]
MOUNTAIN CENTER – A fire broke out this afternoon near Lake Hemet, scorching about an acre before crews were able to deploy to the area and call in air support. The “Toro Peak” fire was reported at 1:22 p.m. southeast of Lake Hemet, just off state Route 74 in the San Bernardino National Forest, according to the Riverside County […]
ANZA – A brush fire in east Anza that increased to more than 540 acres was contained on Saturday, Aug. 15, fire officials said. The blaze, which began sometime before noon on Monday near the junction of state Routes 74 and 371, was last reported contained by the Riverside County Fire Department. Friday night, the fire was holding […]
UPDATE: August 12, 7:30 a.m. Firefighters made a great deal of headway in the battle against the “Anza fire” yesterday. The blaze, which was sparked when a motor home caught fire along Highway 74 and quickly spread to nearly 450 acres on Monday, Aug. 10, is now at 50 percent containment, the Riverside County Fire Department is […]