Idyllwild Businesses Suffer As Highways 74, 243 To Remain Closed All SummerTwo major arteries into the San Jacinto Mountains community of Idyllwild will likely remain shut down all summer due to ongoing stormy weather.
Caltrans Crews Working Double Time To Reopen Storm-Damaged Route 74, Highway 243Businesses in Idyllwild and other remote Inland Empire mountain communities have been hit hard after those key roadways were damaged and subsequently shut down.
Storm-Enhanced Rains Flood Riverside CountyHeavy rain spawned from what is now Tropical Storm Norbert led to flash flooding in downtown Riverside and elsewhere in the Inland Empire on Sunday afternoon.
Silver Fire Near Banning 100 Percent ContainedThe Silver Fire, which burned 20,292 acres near Banning, was fully contained Monday.
Silver Fire Access Passes Available At Road ClosureAccess passes for residents seeking to return to the areas affected by the Silver Fire will be available at Highway 243 and Poppet Flats Road, authorities said Saturday.
Silver Fire Near Banning Grows To 18K AcresThousands of Riverside County residents were under mandatory evacuation orders Friday as crews battled a wildfire that has scorched 18,000 acres.
27,278-Acre Mountain Fire 49 Percent ContainedFirefighters made progress overnight along the northwest flank of a stubborn wildfire in Riverside County.
Mandatory Evacuations As Mountain Fire Burns 1,000 AcresA fire that broke out Monday afternoon near highways 74 and 243 has burned an estimated 1,000 acres and is 5 percent contained, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Fast-Moving Brush Fire Prompts Closure Of Highway 243 South Of BanningCrews are responding to a fast-moving fire in Banning that's already scorched 650 acres in a few hours, authorities reported.