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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A FIRE CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A DESERT HEIGHTS AREA HOME THIS MORNING

An early morning fire caused extensive damage to a single-story home in the Desert Heights area west of Twentynine palms early this morning. Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the fire was reported at about 2:00 a.m. this morning at a single family residence in the 2100 block of Pampas. Twentynine

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YUCCA MESA FIREFIGHTERS REPORT FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Yucca Mesa firefighters returning to Fire Station 42 from a training exercise in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon were the first to report a fire off Old Woman Springs Road. County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman said they spotted the smoke coming from the wash behind the Circle K, just south of

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SMALL FIRE IN YUCCA MESA THURSDAY MORNING

Firefighters were called to a small fire early this morning. About 5:40 a.m., Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a small structure fire near Aberdeen and Balsa Avenues. The fire was in a room filled with gaming equipment that was attached to one of the two

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FIRE IN JOHNSON VALLEY DESTROYS GARAGE, HOUSE PARTIALLY SAVED

Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and a water tender from Lucerne Valley were able to save a Johnson Valley home from being a total loss, although the detached garage burned to the ground Monday morning. County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard said that firefighters were called to the

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS KEPT BUSY YESTERDAY

Firefighters were busy in the Morongo Basin Sunday. Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a car fire at the top of the eastbound Yucca Grade about 10:15 Sunday morning. The Mercury Sable’s engine compartment was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived; thanks to easterly winds, the fire did not spread to

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THREE BOYS PLAYING WITH LIGHTER START FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three young boys are believed responsible for a fire in Twentynine Palms Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, an 8-year-old boy and two friends found a lighter behind an apartment building in the 72300 block of Old Dale Road, and started lighting twigs on fire. One twig then caught

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ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED IN LUCERNE VALLEY FIRE

One person is dead and another injured following a two-alarm fire early Tuesday morning in Lucerne Valley. San Bernardino County Fire received the first report of the fire, in the 9800 block of Mesa Road, about 4:30 a.m. Arriving firefighters found heavy smoke and fire involving 50 percent of the

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LATEST ON THE PIRATE FIRE NEAR NEEDLES

Here is the latest on the Pirate fire near Needles. Park Moabi residents have been allowed to return home. Park Moabi Road remains closed but residents are allowed to enter. The peninsulas remained closed Thursday while utility crews made repairs to power lines. Pirate Cove Resort is expected to be

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS ON THE FIRE LINES IN NEEDLES

Firefighters from Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Wonder Valley have responded to the brush fire burning out of control near Needles. The Pirate Fire, also known as the Topock Fire, started about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in Havasu National Wildlife Refuge on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, but winds

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SMALL YUCCA VALLEY FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION

County fire officials are investigating the cause of a small fire in Yucca Valley Wednesday morning. About 11:40, firefighters were called to the 7800 block of Acoma Trail where a backyard shed and nearby vegetation were burning. The resident had put out most of the blaze using a garden hose;

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FAMILY AND DOG SAFE AFTER YUCCA VALLEY DUPLEX FIRE

One dog was rescued, and a second dog died, in a house fire in Yucca Valley Tuesday. About 4:45 p.m. firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree responded to a duplex fire in the 6400 block of Richard Drive, and found dark smoke billowing from the garage and

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FAULTY WIRING BLAMED FOR FIRE THAT DESTROYED TWENTYNINE PALMS TRAVEL TRAILER

Faulty wiring is believed to be responsible for a fire that destroyed a travel trailer in Twentynine Palms yesterday. According to Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, firefighters arrived in the 1000 block of Canyon Road about 5:20 p.m. to find the travel trailer fully involved in flames, and threatening two nearby

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ACCUSED ARSONIST FLEES WHILE SETTING FIRES, ATTACKS DEPUTIES

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested Saturday, accused of setting more than a dozen fires and assaulting Sheriff’s deputies. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to a vegetation fire in the wash behind the Stater Brothers grocery store about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Fire Engineer Lee Martin

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FIRE DESTROYS MORONGO VALLEY HOME EARLY SATURDAY

The Sheriff’s arson unit is investigating a fire in Morongo Valley early Saturday morning. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson, firefighters were called to the 49200 block of Palo Verde Road just after midnight Saturday morning where they found a 3,600-square foot residence 75 percent involved in flames.

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