A brush fire was burning Wednesday in the Aguanga community near Hemet, officials said.
Drought conditions and several illegal fireworks busts have local agencies extremely worried about the upcoming fire season.
With last summer’s brush fires fresh in memory, residents in the Inland Empire are worried about a repeat in 2014, due to rising Spring temperatures.
Fire crews at stations throughout the Inland Empire will go on 24-hour stand-by mode Monday after rain totals in the region have done little to combat drought conditions.
The fire was reported at 2:30 p.m. at Mission Inn Avenue and Scout Lane, near a Boy Scout camp adjacent to the Santa Ana River bed.
A state legislative committee has agreed to pay $15 million to two Southern California girls whose father was killed in a collision with a Cal Fire truck.
Authorities Thursday declared a local emergency and issued new evacuation orders as a fast-moving wildfire near Banning grew to 14,000 acres and was 20 percent contained as of Thursday evening.
A firefighter was fatally injured Friday after being struck by a car at the scene of a traffic collision on the 10 Freeway, officials said.
Firefighters Friday made progress on a 350-acre brush fire in San Bernardino County amid near triple-digit temperatures.
A wildland fire that broke out Sunday in the Morongo Reservation area of Riverside County has scorched about 1,500 acres, according to fire officials.
A fast-moving, wind-driven brush fire Wednesday destroyed at least one home and prompted evacuations in Banning.
As Summer quickly approaches the moderately dry region of Southern California, Cal Fire began its annual increase of staff in Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties Monday.
A lion killed a volunteer intern at a private wild animal sanctuary near Fresno on Wednesday.
A local group of active and retired firefighters are trading in their standard yellow uniforms for pink ones in October.
Firefighters in Southern California now have an “eye in the sky” to help them battle wildfires.