FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE AND RV IN LANDERS EARLY MONDAY MORNING

A house and RV are a total loss following a fire in Landers early this morning. According to San Bernardino County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and CalFire were called to the 58400 block of Botkin Road at 1:50 a.m. Tuttle said the

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TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN OVER WEEKEND; ONE DOG KILLED

Morongo Basin firefighters were busy with two house fires over the weekend, including one in which a dog was killed. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, Yucca Valley Fire Station 41, assisted by firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and CalFire, were called just after 2 p.m. Sunday

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JOSHUA TREE FAMILY LOSES THEIR HOME IN SATURDAY EVENING FIRE

A Joshua Tree family lost their home in a fire Saturday. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said firefighters were called to the Joshua Tree Mobile Estates in the 64200 block of 29 Palms Highway at 5:42 p.m. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames erupting from the double-wide

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LUCERNE VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE

A Lucerne Valley man was arrested Friday, nine months after he allegedly killed his wife during a house fire. According to the Sheriff’s Department, county firefighters found the body of Lynda Cestone, 56, April 19, 2016, while they were battling a house fire in the 9800 block of Mesa Road

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TWO FAMILIES HOMELESS AFTER FIRES IN PIONEERTOWN, YUCCA MESA SATURDAY NIGHT

Two families are homeless following fires in Pioneertown and Yucca Mesa Saturday night. About 9 p.m. a home caught fire in the 300 block of Gilrock Lane, near Gamma Gulch Road and Parson Ranch Road in Pioneertown, believed to have been sparked by embers from a chimney. Water tenders from

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WONDER VALLEY HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE THURSDAY NIGHT

A Wonder Valley home is a total loss following a fire Thursday night. Firefighters were called to the 3100 block of Shelton Road at 11:37 where they found the 2-story home 50 percent involved with flames when they arrived. Due to a lack of water in the area, the fire

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BIZARRE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUND FATALITY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS HOUSE FIRE

A bizarre set of circumstances surround a house fire in Twentynine Palms Monday, where a man was found hanged and shot. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said firefighters were called to the 7400 block of Persia at 4:12 p.m. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, Wonder Valley, Yucca Mesa,

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FIRE THIS MORNING IN YUCCA VALLEY

Six fire engines and two ambulances were dispatched to a Yucca Valley home fully engulfed in flames about 9:40 a.m. Friday. Scott Tuttle, a battalion chief with the San Bernardino County Fire Dept., said one person was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. The two-story home, roughly at Nelson

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FIRE DESTROYS ABANDONED HOME IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to an early morning fire today. An abandoned stone house on Yucca Avenue, just north of 29 Palms Highway, had flames and smoke coming from the front door and eaves when firefighters arrived about 2:15 a.m. Firefighters from Wonder Valley and the Combat Center assisted

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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