Share/Bookmark Wednesday night, May 22, was busy and dangerous for local fire crews. A house on Highway 243 near Foster Lake burned. The “243’ Fire was reported about 11:45 p.m. “We and Station 23 [Pine Cove] reached the scene about the same time,” said Capt. James Reyes, Idyllwild Fire Department. “It was on hill and [...]
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Share/BookmarkAbout 11:31 a.m., Friday, May 17, deputies from the Hemet Sheriff’s Station responded to a call about an injured rock climber at Humber Park in Idyllwild. The climber, Lucas Dunn, 21 of Idyllwild, had fallen approximately 150 feet from Lily Rock. CAL FIRE medical personnel hiked Lily Rock and located the injured climber, a 21-year-old [...]
Share/Bookmark Update 6:50 a.m., Monday — CAL FIRE, with mutual aid, gained 100 percent containment of the Gorgonio Fire yesterday evening. Firefighters expected full control today. The Fire’s size was determined to be 510 acres. Highway 243 was opened in both directions with out escort patrols yesterday evening, too. Update 1:45 p.m. — Cal Trans [...]
Share/BookmarkCalifornia’s Emergency Management Agency has just announced approval of a federal grant for financial assistance to help extinguish the Summit Fire burning near Banning. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized a special Fire Management Assistance Grant, which provides funds to reimburse eligible firefighting expenses. ”Resources can get strained during this time of year, so [...]
Share/BookmarkThe Summit Fire in Banning is burning north of Interstate 10 in the hills above the 8th street exit. As of Wednesday morning, about 3,000 acres had burned, some evacuations have already been ordered at the top of 8th Street and on Indian School Lane. Some outbuildings and a structure have been destroyed. The fire [...]
Share/BookmarkThe Pinyon Fire was fully controlled Saturday, March 16. However investigators reported that the charred remains of person was found in a burned vehicle near the fire site. The California Highway Patrol, with investigators from the Hemet station, the coroner’s office, and the Cal-Fire Arson Unit responded to the scene. Based on the condition of [...]
Share/BookmarkThe Pinyon Fire was fully contained this morning. CAL FIRE, Riversidee County Fire Depatment has stationed an engine and crew at the scene today. The fire, which started Friday, before 2:30 p.m., eventually burned seven acres, but no structures were damaged or threatened.
Share/Bookmark At 4:15 p.m., the Pinyon Fire’s spread has stopped at seven acres, according to Riverside County Fire Department information officer Jody Hagemann. Originally, the when firefighters arrived on the scene, the fire was reported at six acres. It is located near the Santa Rosa Reservation. Currently, the burning area has been halted and no [...]
Share/BookmarkCAL FIRE crews removed a 140-year-old California black oak (quercus kelloggii), the first local casualty of the Goldspotted Oak Borer that has killed over 80,000 trees in San Diego County. The removal process, which closed Highway 243 in both directions just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, took about 45 minutes. GSOB targets California [...]
Share/BookmarkThe Goldspotted oak borer, the non-native beetle that has killed more than 80,000 oaks in San Diego County, has been positively identified in an Idyllwild oak, on Highway 243 near the center of town. Currently, entomologists know of no native California predator or insecticidal defense against the tree killer. A DNA analysis, conducted by the [...]