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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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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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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STAY SAFE WITH HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

Now that the Christmas season is here, many people are decorating their homes and yards. Reporter Tanisha Cureton offers the following safety tips from the San Bernardino County Fire Department… With the holiday season upon us, the San Bernardino County Fire Dept. reminds residents of the following holiday decorating and

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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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NEW COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF COMING TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The Morongo Basin welcomes a new county fire battalion chief as of Monday, November 20. Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria has been a firefighter for 30 years, which includes 15 years with Newberry Springs and Fort Irwin, before joining the county fire department in 2002. Prior to his new assignment here,

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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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FAMILY AND PETS ESCAPE YUCCA VALLEY FIRE, HOUSE A TOTAL LOSS

A Yucca Valley family and their pets safely escaped from a house fire Monday afternoon. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said firefighters were called about 2:15 p.m. to a home in the 56800 block of Anaconda Drive. When they arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames showing from an

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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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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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SNAKE RESCUED FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL ELEVATOR

Twentynine Palms firefighters rescued a snake in an elevator Wednesday morning. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said at the time of the call, the snake, estimated to be about 1 to 1-1/2 foot long, was inside the exterior elevator, but by the time firefighters arrived, the snake had slithered

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