FIREFIGHTERS GET 60 PERCENT CONTAINMENT ON NEARBY BOGART FIRE

Firefighters have gained 60 percent containment on the 1,470-acre Bogart fire in nearby Cherry Valley as fire activity dies down. A Cal Fire spokesman said the fire made no forward progress Wednesday. The increase in acreage—from 1,250 in the morning to 1,470 at 7 p.m.—was due to pockets of vegetation

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NEARBY BOGART FIRE MAY BRING SMOKE TO OUR MORONGO BASIN

A wildfire ripped through more than 1,200 acres in the Bogart Park area in nearby Cherry Valley, northeast of Banning and Beaumont Tuesday, burning an outbuilding and triggering the evacuation of roughly 700 residents, fire officials say. The blaze was 20 percent contained at 7:00 a.m. this morning. Cal Fire

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LANDERS HOME EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED IN FIRE THIS MORNING

A Landers home suffered serious damage in a fire early this morning. Just before 5 a.m., firefighters were called to a possible attic fire in the 3600 block of Dusty Mile Road, and found heavy smoke and flames showing when they arrived about 5:15 a.m. They had the fire knocked

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MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS LIFTED FOR BLUE CUT FIRE

Mandatory evacuation orders for the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County were lifted Sunday for all communities affected by the fire. The fire, which is just over 37,000 acres, is now 89 percent contained, and firefighters are mopping up, securing, and reinforcing containment lines. Fire officials announced a preliminary

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BLUE CUT FIRE UPDATE: FREEWAY RE-OPENED, SOME MANDATORY EVACUATIONS LIFTED, THREE ARRESTED FOR LOOTING

Fire officials are making progress in the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino county near the Cajon Pass. After exploding to 30,000 acres in under 24 hours in the first day, by today, officials estimate its size at about 36,000 acres, and say it is 26 percent contained. And good

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BLUE CUT FIRE UPDATE: 4 PERCENT CONTAINED, NORTHBOUND 15 RE-OPENED

Firefighters are making slow progress against the Blue Cut Fire in the Cajon Pass area. Wednesday morning, the wildfire was estimated at 30,000 acres. By Thursday morning, the fire growth had slowed; fire officials estimated it at 31,689 acres and 4 percent contained. Nearly 1,600 firefighters are on scene fighting

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DOGS PRESUMED DEAD IN YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE

Two dogs died in a fire that destroyed a Yucca Valley home Thursday morning. Firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were called to the 7000 block of Palomar Avenue at 11:15 a.m. Smoke was pouring from attic vents in the home when fire fighters arrived. Flames were

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SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON NEARBY PILOT FIRE

Firefighters made significant progress on the Nearby Pilot Fire over the last 24 hours. Forest Service managers say the fire is at about 8,115 acres and was 80 percent contained. The Fire is burning in chaparral and brush between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hesperia and continues

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SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN CONTAINING NEARBY PILOT FIRE

Firefighters have made significant progress battling the 7,900-acre Pilot Fire in the nearby San Bernardino Mountains, increasing their containment of the blaze to 70 percent by as of this morning.

AN UPDATE ON THE NEARBY PILOT FIRE

The Pilot Fire in the nearby San Bernardino Mountains continues to grow, The U.S. Forest service says as of this morning, August 10th, the fire had burned 7,861 acres and was 64 percent contained. The fire broke out about 12:10 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle area off

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PILOT FIRE GROWS, MORE EVACUATIONS ORDERED

At nearly 7,000 acres and growing, the “Pilot” fire continues to burn through the nearby western San Bernardino Mountains, 4,700 mountain and desert residents have been told to evacuate. Crews had contained 6 percent of the fire by sunset Monday. On Monday, flames spread in all directions, fire officials said.

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PILOT FIRE BURNING IN NEARBY SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS

A fast-moving fire on the north side of the San Bernardino Mountains on Sunday burned 1,500 acres in eight hours and forced evacuations near Silverwood Lake. The 4,500-acre Pilot Fire is burning timber and brush east of the lake in the San Bernardino National Forest, filling the air with thick,

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FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS FATHER CRITICAL AFTER RESCUING HIS FAMILY FROM FIRE

A former Twentynine Palms father entered a burning house three times Wednesday to rescue his children from a house fire in Oregon. Michael “Jay” Kinard and his wife Tiffany recently moved to Vale, Oregon, from Twentynine Palms along with their three children. The local Sheriff’s Department said the fire broke

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MORE ON THE FEDERAL EFFORT TO KEEP DRONES OUT OF FIRE AREAS

On Saturday, firefighting planes had to halt operations for half an hour on the massive, deadly Sand Fire in Santa Clarita to track down a person flying a drone in the fire zone. On Monday, the federal government announced a program to make a dent in the problem. So far

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CALFIRE ASKS FOR YOUR HELP TO PREVENT WILDFIRES

Even as the Sand Fire roars out of control in nearby Santa Clarita, CalFire is reminding residents that extreme fire danger requires your help to prevent wildfires. Reporter David Knutson has some fire safety reminders… CAL FIRE is asking the public for their help to prevent the sparking of a

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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE HOUSE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Firefighters were able to prevent a garage fire from spreading to a house Monday evening in Twentynine Palms. About 6:45 p.m., firefighters from Twentynine Palms, the Combat Center, and Joshua Tree were called to a structure fire on El Bandido near Gemini in the Desert Heights neighborhood. The garage and

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MONDAY A LONG DAY FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

Twentynine Palms firefighters got little rest Monday. After fighting a house fire on the corner of Utah Trail and Serrano Drive, firefighters were called to a home in the 4500 block of Bullion Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Monday night. Initial callers described an explosion with multiple buildings on fire. Twentynine

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TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN WITHIN AN HOUR MONDAY

Morongo Basin firefighters were busy fighting two fires Monday. Just after 11:30 a.m., firefighters were called to the 1800 block of Booth Road in Landers. Yucca Mesa firefighters were not available, so firefighters from Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree responded. When they arrived, they found two Conex boxes, a vehicle,

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN YUCCA VALLEY FIRE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible arson in Yucca Valley Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a home in the 1300 block of Inca Trail received a call from a neighbor that her rental home—from which the tenant had just been evicted—was on fire. Firefighters

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GARAGE FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

The county take-over of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department got off to a running start Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out at a garage in Twentynine Palms. County Battalion Chief Rick Denison was at the fire stations’ temporary home briefing Twentynine Palms firefighters on county procedures when a structure

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