Antonio Ornelas-Velazquez To Be Arraigned For Involuntary Manslaughter In 2019 Sandalwood FireAntonio Ornelas-Velazquez, 38, of Desert Hot Springs, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of burning an inhabited structure.
Garbage Truck Driver Arrested In Connection With Deadly 2019 Sandalwood FireAn arrest has been made in the deadly 2019 Sandalwood Fire, which burned more than 1,000 acres in Riverside County, Cal Fire Riverside announced Monday.
Homeowners Sue Company For Dumping Burning Trash At Site Of Sandalwood FireThe Sandalwood Fire was sparked Oct. 10 when the driver dumped the burning trash near the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park,
Mobile Home Residents Finally Allowed In To Sandalwood Fire Burn Area, But Only For CleanupThe Sandalwood Fire destroyed or damaged 90 structures. The mobile home park is still considered uninhabitable.
Sandalwood Fire In Calimesa 100 Percent Contained, 1,011 Acres BurnedThe Sandalwood Fire that tore through Calimesa, killing at least two people, was 100 percent contained as of Monday evening.
Containment Jumps On Sandalwood Fire, But Evacuation Orders RemainTwo people were killed in the fire and at least 74 structures were destroyed.
Public Health Officials Warn Of Poor Air Quality As A Result Of Saddle Ridge FireWildfires burning across two areas in Southern California have resulted in poor air quality in the region.
Firefighters Gain Ground On Southern California Wildfires As Winds CalmThe cooler weather Sunday was assisting firefighters in battling the Saddle Ridge and Sandalwood fires in the Southland.
Second Person Now Confirmed Dead In Sandalwood FireThe remains were discovered during a search of a burnt mobile home. The Riverside County Coroner's Office is attempting to identify the body.
Wildfires Continue To Burn Across Southern California, As Red Flag Warning Remains In EffectThe 2019 wildfire season had been relatively quiet in Southern California until a strong Santa Ana wind event hit the area Oct. 9 sparking a number of brush fires that grew as wind gusts increased and relative humidity decreased.
Authorities Warn Of Price Gouging After Wildfires Strike AreaAuthorities are warning residents affected by recent area wildfires to beware of business owners seeking to take advantage of the emergency.
Sandalwood Fire 25 Percent Contained, Kills 1, Burns 800 Acres In RiversideAuthorities confirmed one person has died in the Sandalwood Fire, but would not say yet whether it was a man or a woman. Residents of the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park, where several structures burned down, say they believe an 89-year-old woman who went missing during the evacuation has died.
Fire Ravaged Community: Dad Loses Home And Everything In It 'But I Have My Family, So We're Good'More than 75 lost their homes. At least one woman lost her life.
Driver Attempts To Stop Burning Trash Truck From Driving Through Calimesa Prior To Deadly Sandalwood FireA man who was driving behind a burning trash truck, alleged to have caused the Sandalwood Fire that left one person dead and dozens of homes destroyed, said he attempted to get the truck driver's attention to avoid dry brush from igniting.
Smoke Advisory Issued As 4 Wildfires Burn In Los Angeles, Riverside CountiesWith four wildfires burning in Los Angeles and Riverside counties, a smoke advisory was issued Friday by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.