FIRE DESTROYS FLAMINGO HEIGHTS HOME

A home in the Flamingo Heights area of Yucca Valley is a total loss following a fire early this morning. County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria said firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were first called by a neighbor about bushes on fire in the 1000 block

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WONDER VALLEY FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS AFTER A FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

A Wonder Valley family was left homeless after a Friday morning fire. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to the home in the 3600 block of Pinto Mountain Road about 10:47 a.m. and firefighters from Twentynine Palms were the first to arrive at about 11:04.

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FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE FIRE IN NORTH JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY NIGHT

Firefighters battled for an hour to control a structure fire in north Joshua Tree Friday night. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Twentynine Palms called to the structure fire at 9:04 p.m. found heavy smoke and flames showing from

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SUSPICIOUS MOTORHOME FIRE THURSDAY IN JOHNSON VALLEY

Officials are investigating a suspicious fire in Johnson Valley Thursday evening. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria, firefighters were called to a motorhome on fire on Old Woman Springs Road near Larrea Road about 8:20 p.m. Viloria said the motorhome was completely burned down to the frame prior

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VEHICLE FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters managed to keep a vehicle fire from spreading to a house yesterday. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters were called about 5:30 p.m. to the 57500 block of Airway Avenue where they found a VW Beetle on fire. An aggressive attack by firefighters stopped

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EARLY MORNING YUCCA MESA FIRE BURNS OUTBUILDINGS

Firefighters from Yucca Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree were called out to a fire early this morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, The call about a residential structure fire came in at 12:49 a.m. to the 59000 block of Lutz Lane in Yucca

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FIRE ON POWER POLE IN MORONGO VALLEY CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

Morongo Valley firefighters also responded to a power pole fire just after midnight last night. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Ryan Murphy said the power was surging and caused a fire, which led to a power outage in parts of the Morongo Basin. Southern California Edison says the rain caused power

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SETTING HER HOUSE ON FIRE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of intentionally setting her house on fire. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria, firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were called to the 7700 block of Cherokee Trail at 1 p.m. for a structure fire. A Sheriff’s

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MOBILE HOME, VACANT CABIN DESTROYED IN TWO SEPARATE FIRES SUNDAY

A mobile home in Joshua Tree is a total loss after a fire Sunday. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Twentynine Palms were called to the Lazy H Mobile Home Park in the 6400 block of Valley View Street in Joshua Tree

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YOU CAN DONATE TO HELP CALIFORNIA FIRE VICTIMS

The Thomas fire in Southern California continues to burn out of control. People are losing their homes all across the state. Andrew Dieleman tells how you can help people who have lost everything they own… Fires can destroy lives and livelihoods in the blink of an eye, regardless of whether

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LITTLE MOUNTAIN FIRE SOUTH OF CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO

The 100-acre blaze dubbed the Little Mountain fire left two people with critical burn injuries, closed the 215 freeway and prompted evacuations in the hills south of Cal State San Bernardino yesterday. The evacuation orders were lifted at 6:30 p.m., and 215 was open in both directions. The blaze remained

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY MORNING

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a small vegetation fire alongside Yucca Mesa Road early Tuesday morning. County Battalion Chief Mike Snow said firefighters were called about 7 a.m. to two 5-foot-by-5-foot fires near Security and Yucca Mesa Road. The cause was determined to be an open flame, but it’s not

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THREE CARS CATCH ON FIRE FROM EXPLODING PROPANE HEATER

An exploding propane heater started three vehicles on fire Friday night in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, a caller said he was camping on BLM land near Sunfair Road off the highway when he heard a loud explosion just before 10 p.m. He said he could see a

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DUMPSTER FIRE AT VONS IN YUCCA VALLEY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT

Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a fire at the Vons grocery store late Tuesday night. About 11:30 p.m., passers-by reported a significant amount of smoke rising from the Vons store, but firefighters determined the blaze was actually in a dumpster behind the store. It was quickly extinguished and the

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BURN PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALMOST ALL FIRES

Yucca Valley firefighters were recently called out to an illegal burn. County Fire Chief Donnie Viloria said the fire was illegal because the resident did not have a burn permit. Viloria reminds residents that permits are needed for campfires, warming fires, bonfires, and burning vegetation. The permits are free, simply

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AS AN ACCESSORY TO ARSON

A Twentynine Palms woman who refused to turn in her boyfriend to law enforcement was arrested Tuesday, accused of being an accessory to arson. According to a Sheriff’s report, firefighters responded to a car fire last Friday, November 3, about 9 a.m. near Adobe Road and Amboy Road in Twentynine

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FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO FIRES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

Area firefighters responded to two fires called in at the same time Saturday morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, at 11:04 a.m., firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Yucca Mesa were called to a house fire in the 61900 block of Golden Street in Joshua Tree.

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VEHICLES CATCH FIRE FOLLOWING CRASH ON HIGHWAY TUESDAY MORNING

Firefighters were called to a two-vehicle fire following a crash at the intersection of Highway 62 and Indian Canyon Road, just south of the Morongo Grade early this morning. Just before 7 a.m., a blue Nissan pick-up truck and a four-door car collided at the intersection. Both vehicles caught on

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY CAR FIRES OUT BEFORE FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVE

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to two car fires Wednesday afternoon, only to find that the fires had been mostly put out by others before they arrived. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said the first car fire was in the Walmart parking lot at 2:20 p.m.; a responding Sheriff’s deputy

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SMELLED THE SMOKE, COULDN’T FIND THE FIRE

Firefighters from Joshua Tree National Park, the Bureau of Land Management, and Riverside County went looking for a fire in the park Tuesday morning, but couldn’t find it. Many residents reported seeing and smelling smoke blowing into the Morongo Basin from the park; Park Superintendent David Smith said that the

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