SMALL CAR FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY

Morongo Valley firefighters put out a small car fire Sunday evening. Fire Engineer Mark Murphy said a Chevy Impala’s engine caught fire about 5:45 p.m. as the motorist was traveling eastbound on Highway 62 at Livingston Drive. Murphy said the fire was contained to the engine compartment, and the fire

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME EXPLODES; DRUGS SUSPECTED

Suspected drugs inside a refrigerator at a Twentynine Palms mobile home blew up yesterday, completely destroying the home. About 8:25 p.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to the Desert Oasis Mobile Home Park, in the 72200 block of Joshua Drive, for an explosion. The explosion blew out the windows and

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FATHER AND SON LEFT HOMELESS AFTER FRIDAY FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A father and son are homeless after a Friday morning fire in Yucca Valley. Firefighters were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue just before 9 a.m. There were no flames showing when firefighters arrive, but the windows in the second story apartment were black with smoke. The two

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FAMILY DISPLACED AFTER FRIDAY MORNING APARTMENT FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY  

A father and son are homeless after a Friday morning fire in Yucca Valley. Firefighters were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue just before 9 a.m. There were no flames showing when firefighters arrive, but the windows in the second story apartment were black with smoke. The two

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FAMILY DISPLACED AFTER FRIDAY MORNING APARTMENT FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A father and son are homeless after a Friday morning fire in Yucca Valley. Firefighters were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue just before 9 a.m. There were no flames showing when firefighters arrive, but the windows in the second story apartment were black with smoke. The two

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FIRE AT A YUCCA VALLEY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY CAUSES EVACUATION

Two people were displaced from their rooms at an assisted living facility in Yucca Valley after a fire tore through one of the facility’s bathrooms and its attic Sunday, Janunary 3. San Bernardino County Fire Captain Dean Dickover said the fire, which caused between $5,000 and $10,000-worth of damage, appears

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FAST WORK BY FIREFIGHTERS SAVE TWENTYNINE PALMS HOUSE

Twentynine Palms firefighters saved a house from being destroyed by fire early New Year’s Day. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, firefighters were called to the home in the 5400 block of Daisy Avenue shortly before 8 a.m., where they found smoke and flames coming from the garage behind the

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BOAT AND GARAGE DESTROYED, 1 MINOR INJURY, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE

Sheriff’s deputies have detained a man who started a fire in a boat in Twentynine Palms early this morning, destroying the boat, a garage, and damaging a home. Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the fire was reported at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 74900 block of Alta

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JOSHUA TREE FIRE INSIDE THE NATIONAL PARK CALLED SUSPICIOUS

Monday afternoon, Twentynine Palms firefighters went bouldering in Joshua Tree National Park as they responded to a fire about a half mile up Rattlesnake Canyon. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, firefighters were called at 12:19 for a Joshua tree fire. Marquez said firefighters had to scramble over rocks carrying

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JOSHUA TREE CHICKENS SAVED IN COOP FIRE

Firefighters saved four chickens when their coop caught on fire Tuesday morning. Shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters were called to a home near Canterbury Street and Porter Boulevard in Joshua Tree for a chicken coop fire. A warming light inside the coop had fallen and started the straw inside

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DRUGS FOUND IN MORONGO VALLEY STRUCTURE FIRE

Morongo Valley firefighters joined the California Highway Patrol in passing out toys to children in Morongo Valley last night. But firefighters had to leave suddenly when they were called to a structure fire about 7:15 p.m. in the 52700 block of North Ridge Road. Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey

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FIRE DESTROYS HALF OF TWENTYNINE PALMS DUPLEX, TWO CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED

An early morning fire destroyed half of a Twentynine Palms Duplex and sent two young children to the hospital. Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the residential fire was reported at 5:00 a.m. this morning in the 6400 block of East Court Way. Arriving firefighters found one half of

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RESIDENT ACCUSED OF ARSON AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS MOBILE HOME PARK

Fires at a Twentynine Palms mobile home park prompted the arrest of a 58-year-old park resident. According to Deputy Christopher Bingham, about 10:45 p.m., a neighbor in the Blue Horizons Mobile Home Park in the 7300 block of Didsbury Road, saw Gregory Curcio, pouring lighter fluid on a tree in

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YUCCA MESA HOUSE A TOTAL LOSS AFTER FIRE

A Yucca Mesa home is a total loss after it burned to the ground in a fire Tuesday. Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and Calfire were called to the 1300 block of South Wamego Trail just after 11 am. When they arrived, they found flames pouring from windows, doors,

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN MORONGO VALLEY CAR FIRE

Arson is suspected in a car fire in Morongo Valley early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 4900 block of Visnaga Avenue was awakened about 1 a.m. when he heard a loud explosion outside his home. When he looked outside, he saw a vehicle on

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EARLY MORNING DUMPSTER FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE

Joshua Tree firefighters were called to a small dumpster fire at the Joshua Mobile Estates in the 62400 block of 29 Palms Highway just after 7 this morning. The fire was quickly extinguished.

The dumpster fire at the Joshua Mobile Estates was out within minutes, thanks to quick work

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FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE IN MORONGO VALLEY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

A Morongo Valley home suffered significant damage due to an early morning fire Friday. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters from Morongo Valley, CalFire, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and a breathing support unit from Loma Linda were called to a structure fire at 6:14 a.m. in the

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MOTORHOME BURNED COMPLETELY IN JOHNSON VALLEY FIRE

A motorhome is a total loss after it was burned in a fire in Johnson Valley Friday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents of a cabin near Boone Road and Old Woman Springs Road left about 9 p.m. to ride their off-road vehicles. When they returned about 10:45, they

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WINDS FAN A JOSHUA TREE FIRE

Firefighters in Joshua Tree battled a strong wind yesterday as they fought a fire burning a garage and multiple vehicles. According to County Fire Captain Clint Marks, firefighters from Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and CalFire were called at 4:02 p.m. to the 61600 block of El Coyote for

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YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS AFTER EARLY MORNING DUPLEX FIRE

A Yucca Valley family and their cats are homeless after an early morning fire. About 1:30 a.m., firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and Morongo Valley were called to a duplex fire in the 58900 block of David Avenue. Arriving firefighters found the fire was well involved in

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