PROTECT YOUR HOUSE FROM WILDFIRE

Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some tips on how to protect your home from wildfire…

As the threat of wildfire continues, The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® suggests some critical actions to take before, during, and after wildfires. Be prepared with a disaster safety kit in case evacuation is ordered.

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FIRE RAGING IN CORONA MAY BRING SMOKE INTO MORONGO BASIN

Depending on winds, our Morongo Basin may get some residual smoke today. A dangerous fire that has claimed at least one structure in Corona was raging late into the night Monday as firefighters continued trying to save hundreds of threatened homes in an evacuated neighborhood. The Canyon fire, which started

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SMALL FIRE IN LANDERS EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

Updated Friday 3:30 p.m. with information from the Sheriff’s Department:

Arson investigators were called to the scene of an early morning fire in Landers Thursday morning. About 1:10 a.m., neighbors of a small one-room cabin in the 55800 block of Valley Hi Drive reported a fire inside the cabin; firefighters

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PALMER FIRE NEAR REDLANDS NOW 80 PERCENT CONTAINED

Firefighters made significant progress yesterday in containing the Palmer Fire straddling the border of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. An update by the Riverside County Fire Department at 5:30 p.m. declared the brush fire was 80 percent contained and had burned 3,874 acres. The fire started at 1:30 p.m. Saturday

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KITCHEN FIRE BRIEFLY CLOSES TWENTYNINE RESTAURANT

A popular eatery in Twentynine Palms was closed briefly Thursday due to a kitchen fire. Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree firefighters were called to Andrea’s Restaurant in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway just before 9 a.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the fire started behind a

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IT’S WILDFIRE SEASON, CALFIRE HAS PREVENTION TIPS

If you live in a wildland area you need to use all equipment responsibly to reduce the risk of accidentally sparking a fire. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the wildfire prevention tips from CalFire… Southern California is entering peak wildfire season. Whether working to create defensible space around your home,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SUSPECTED OF ARSON IN HOUSE FIRE OVER A YEAR AGO

A Yucca Valley man suspected of arson in the fire of a home over a year ago was arrested Thursday night. On July 5, 2016, the owner of a home in the 1300 block of Inca Trail was told her rental home—from which James Shropshire, 65, had just been evicted—was

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OVERLOADED CIRCUITS CAUSE BEDROOM FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley family was forced to find a new home for the night after a fire damaged a bedroom Monday evening. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, the residents of a home in the 58400 block of Desert Gold Drive came home about 7:20 p.m. and found

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FIRE IN BANNING BRINGS SMOKE TO OUR MORONGO BASIN

A fire in Banning burning toward the Morongo Indian Reservation is causing smoke to travel into the Morongo Basin. More than 200 CalFire and Riverside County firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire near the 10000 block of Mias Canyon Road in Banning, according to the Riverside County Fire

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS VEHICLE FIRE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of vehicle arson in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the area of Smoke Tree Avenue and Joshua Drive at 12:37 for a vehicle that was fully involved in flames. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes. After the fire was

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VEGETATION FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY YESTERDAY

Morongo Valley firefighters and CalFire made quick work of a vegetation fire Tuesday evening. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters were called to a 100-foot by 30-foot vegetation fire near Bella Vista and Highway 62 about 6:40 p.m. Firefighters got the blaze under control in about 5

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN HOME FOLLOWING FIRE

The body of a Desert Hot Springs woman and her dogs were found in her home following a fire Thursday morning. Firefighters responded to the 9200 block of Calle De Vecinos about 8:30 a.m. As firefighters entered the home, they found the body of Jane Engel, 70, and her dogs.

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LIGHTNING CAUSES TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Morongo Basin firefighters were called out to two fires Wednesday night caused by lightning. About 11:45 p.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters went to the 74300 block of Pinon in Twentynine Palms for a palm tree that was on fire in the yard. Firefighters had the fire out in about 10 minutes.

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LIGHTNING STRIKE SETS JOSHUA TREE ON FIRE IN YUCCA MESA

A booming thunderstorm swept through the Morongo Basin last night, and lightning caused at least one fire. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said Yucca Mesa firefighters were called out at 2:40 a.m. for a Joshua tree on fire in a vacant lot in the 2900 block of La Habra.

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YOU CAN HELP FIRE VICTIMS ACROSS THE STATE

Half a dozen fires are burning across California, and every day it seems like a new fire starts burning. People are losing their homes all across the state. Sara Snyder tells how you can help people who have lost everything they own… Fires can destroy lives and livelihoods in the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ARSON

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early morning, accused of setting a fire to the business where she worked. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called to the Break-n-Run bar in the 72100 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before midnight. The employees said the fire started below the deep

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A FIRE IN NEARBY LUCERNE VALLEY CAUSES EVACUATIONS

The High Fire in nearby Lucerne Valley had grown to 100 acres and was considered 45 percent contained by 7 a.m. this morning, according to Cal Fire. The fire was reported at 3:57 p.m. Sunday and soon after evacuations were ordered for the area south of Highway 18 and east

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED IN YUCCA VALLEY ARSON FIRE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Monday, after county fire officials said she started a small fire in Yucca Valley. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to a small brush fire behind the movie theater, south of Pima Trail and west of Palm Avenue, at

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PASSER-BY NOTIFIES TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE ABOUT FIRE NEXT DOOR TO FIRE STATION

The passer-by who reported a fire just before 11 p.m. to the Twentynine Palms Fire Department Saturday night didn’t have far to go; the structure fire in the 6500 block of Adobe Road was right next to the fire station. Firefighters from Wonder Valley, Joshua Tree, and the Combat Center

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SEVEN DOGS KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE SUNDAY

Seven dogs died in a fire in Twentynine Palms Sunday afternoon. According to County Battalion Chief Dave Mahan, firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and the Combat Center were called to the fire about 2 p.m. in the 1500 block of Wilson Way. Mahan said an RV and a small

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