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Mountain Area Safety Taskforce revising goals and preparing for 2012 fire season

While the Mountain Area Safety Taskforce is reviewing its goals and objectives, the group is preparing for the 2012 fire season, which may be longer and drier than recent years. Revising Goals and Objectives The members began revising the objectives at the November meeting. The current set was developed in 2003 in response to the […]

State wants to raise fire fee before implemented

Even before regulations implementing the recently enacted state fire fee are implemented, State officials submitted proposed changes to ensure a higher fee. Last week. State officials drafted the changes, which include raising the fee to $175 and setting the minimum fee level at $150. Revenue generated by the law would be eligible for fire protection […]

Smoke here, fire near Warner Springs

Your senses are not fooling you. The presence of smoke (visual and aromatic) exists in Idyllwild today. But it is emanating from Eagle Fire, burning 7 miles east of Warner Springs. Location and weather conditions are causing smoke to migrate to Southwest Riverside County through the Coachella Valley. Located on Los Coyotes Indian Reservation near […]

Fire in Anza

About noon, Thursday, July 21, a wildland fire broke out in Anza. The Pony Fire burnt nearly 35 acres, but was contained by 8:30 p.m, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The Fire was located near the intersection of Howard Road and Pony Trail. Although local structures were evacuated, the Incident commander has reported […]

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