FIRE DESTROYS MOTORHOME IN JOSHUA TREE

A motorhome was a total loss following a fire in north Joshua Tree Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 3 p.m., firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, the Combat Center, and the National Park Service responded to a motorhome on fire in the 63000 block of Lakeview Road. County Fire

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SMALL VEHICLE FIRE CLOSES HIGHWAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley firefighters responded to a small vehicle fire about 10:30 Wednesday morning. According to Fire Captain Mark Murphy, two women were driving east on Highway 62 near Big Morongo Canyon when the engine of their 2000 Toyota Camry caught on fire in the number 2 lane. Firefighters closed the

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STOLEN VEHICLE SET ON FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A stolen vehicle was found burned in the desert in Yucca Valley Tuesday evening. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, at 8:12 p.m., firefighters were called to a vegetation fire in the desert south of Golden Bee and Acoma. In the middle of the 100-foot-by-200-foot fire was a burned

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VEHICLE FIRE BLOCKS THE EASTBOUND MORONGO GRADE YESTERDAY

A vehicle fire on the Morongo Grade Monday evening closed the eastbound lanes. Witnesses said a pick-up truck pulling a fifth wheel motor home going up the grade caught fire about 5:00 p.m. The truck was fully involved in flames by the time firefighters arrived. Fire and emergency vehicles blocked

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VEHICLE FIRE SHUTS DOWN OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

A truck towing a motor home caught on fire on Old Woman Springs in Yucca Valley about 8:45 p.m. last night. The fire shut down the highway at Paxton Road. The California Highway Patrol is investigating.

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SPILLED GAS PLUS SHOP VAC EQUALS TWO BURNED OUT CARS

A Marine learned yesterday that using a shop vac to clean up spilled gasoline probably isn’t such a good idea. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, Benjamin Potter, 27, had spilled gas in the back of his Jeep parked under a carport in the 801 Housing area off

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BURNING CAR BRIEFLY SHUTS DOWN YUCCA GRADE

A car fire yesterday afternoon briefly closed the Yucca Grade for about 15 minutes. County Fire said the fire broke out in a vehicle going up the grade at about 4:30. The occupants, a man and wife and their child, unidentified, said the car they were in began to have

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CAR DESTROYED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A car is a total loss following a car fire in Yucca Valley Tuesday morning. Shortly after 11 a.m., a woman was driving in the 7600 block of Rockaway when she smelled something burning. After she got her child out of the Buick Riviera, the car’s engine erupted in flames.

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CAR FIRE AND CRASH IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley fire fighters were busy yesterday. About 1:45 p.m., fire fighters were called to a vehicle fire on the highway between Palm and Grand Avenues. An eastbound VW had caught on fire for unknown reasons, and the station’s newly assigned probationary fire fighters put the fire out in a

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VEHICLE FIRE SHUTS DOWN HWY 247 SUNDAY NIGHT

A vehicle fire on Old Woman Springs Road shut down traffic on the highway for about 15 minutes last night. County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard said Yucca Mesa fire fighters were called to the fire at 8:49 p.m.; when they arrived on the scene at State Route 247 and Aberdeen,

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FIRE DESTROYS AN SUV IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

An SUV was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening in Twentynine Palms. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Engineer Lee Martin, a GMC Envoy was traveling eastbound on Two Mile Road, a mile east of Lear Avenue, shortly before 7 when the interior caught on fire. The driver called 911 and

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CAR FIRE IN LANDERS YESTERDAY

A second car fire in as many days, this time in Landers. About 8:30 p.m. last night, Yucca Mesa fire fighters found a Toyota Camry fully involved in flames at Avalon Avenue near Luna Vista. The driver had apparently abandoned the car when it caught fire, as there was no

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CAR FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY MONDAY

A woman escaped injury yesterday when her older model Mercedes caught fire in Morongo Valley. About 10:30 Monday morning, Morongo Valley fire fighters and Cal Fire found the Mercedes fully involved in flames in the intersection of Hess Boulevard and Pioneer Drive, near the Morongo Valley Elementary School. The car’s

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