Board names Dan Talbot as acting chief of Riverside County Fire Department

Board names Dan Talbot as acting chief of Riverside County Fire Department

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 […]

Board authorizes abatement-related fire department assessments

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 […]

Board approves modest cuts to fire department budget

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. […]

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 […]

Crews battle blaze near Lake Hemet

Crews battle blaze near Lake Hemet

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 fire’ fully contained

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 […]