TWENTYNINE PALMS FIREWORKS SHOW WILL GO ON AS PLANNED TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms fireworks show will go on as planned tonight. Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to a fire at 11:38 p.m. Friday night in the box truck that was used to carry the fireworks to the show site at the junior high school. Firefighter Lane McGivern said the truck

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BURNS CANYON AND RIMROCK EVACUATED, THE LATEST ON THE LAKE FIRE

The San Bernardino County Fire Department ordered mandatory evacuations of Burns Canyon and the Rimrock areas about 10:00 p.m. last night. Pioneertown is now under a voluntary evacuation. Residents are concerned about the huge plumes of smoke coming from the Lake Fire near Morongo Valley and Pioneertown. A U.S. Forest

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MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ORDER FOR BURNS CANYON, RIMROCK AREAS

UPDATED AT 7 A.M. 6-25-15

The San Bernardino County Fire Department

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LAKE FIRE NOW 33 PERCENT CONTAINED, THE LATEST ON THE NEARBY FIRE

Firefighters continue working on the 18,875 acre Lake Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains with containment increasing to 38 percent. Fire Management told Z107.7 good progress was made within the northeastern portion of fire yesterday, although the fire remained active and continued spotting to the east. With the steep ridgelines

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SMOKE FROM “LAKE” FIRE FILLS THE MORONGO BASIN SKIES

UPDATE 6-19-15 Firefighters continued battling the Lake Fire today along the northern boundary of the San Gorgonio Wilderness in steep rocky terrain. It is currently 15,000 acres and is 10 percent contained. About 150 structures are threatened. Fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft are battling the fire from the air with numerous

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GOATS KILLED IN JOSHUA TREE FIRE

Several goats were killed in a fire in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, neighbors in the 64000 block of Moonlight Mesa Road smelled smoke about 3:45 p.m. and discovered a travel trailer and surrounding buildings were on fire and called 911. No one was

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN YUCCA VALLEY BRUSH FIRE TUESDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to an arson fire in the desert east of Machris Park yesterday. About 7:17 p.m., a witness said a white man, dressed all in black, was seen running from a wash where a fire was burning about a 30-by-30-foot section of desert just west of Lisbon

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CALFIRE SUSPENDS OUTSIDE RESIDENTIAL BURNING

As drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region, CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Bernardino County. This suspension takes effect at 6:00 a.m. June 1, and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris,

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SQUATTERS START FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE THURSDAY NIGHT

Squatters are believed to be responsible for a fire in Joshua Tree Thursday night. According to Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, a Morongo Basin Ambulance crew smelled the smoke, investigated, discovered the fire in the 6400 block of Sunset Road, and called 911 just after 9:30. Aggressive action by firefighters from

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SMALL ELECTRICAL FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms firefighters made quick work of a fire at a Southern California Edison substation yesterday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, just before 6:30 p.m, a malfunction ignited a transformer at the substation located on the highway at Hendys Road, on the west end of Twentynine Palms. SoCal

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YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS FOLLOWING FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

A Yucca Valley family is homeless following a fire Friday morning. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, Yucca Valley firefighters were dispatched at 11:22 a.m. to a medical aid call in the 6300 block of Richard Drive, but on their way there, it was changed to a structure fire.

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BREAKING NEWS: YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS FOLLOWING FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

A Yucca Valley family is homeless following a fire Friday morning. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, Yucca Valley firefighters were dispatched at 11:22 a.m. to a medical aid call in the 6300 block of Richard Drive, but on their way there, it was changed to a structure fire.

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FIRE AT BURRTEC FRIDAY REKINDLES SATURDAY

Firefighters were called back Saturday evening to the scene of a fire at Burrtec, when smoldering trash re-ignited. About 5:15 p.m. Friday, trash inside a half-acre enclosure caught on fire, and units from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Morongo Valley, CalFire, the Combat Center, and Twentynine Palms all responded.

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ALL-STAR BURGERS FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY CAUSES EXTENSIVE SMOKE DAMAGE

Yucca Valley firefighters were also called to All Star Burgers in Yucca Valley early Sunday morning. County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff said passers-by called 911 at 12:53 a.m. to report the restaurant was filled with smoke. When firefighters arrived, the smoke had filled the restaurant almost to the floor. Firefighters

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FIRE DESTROYS A TWENTYNINE PALMS AREA HOME

A Twentynine Palms home was severely damaged in a fire Wednesday morning. Just after 11 a.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters were dispatched to a fire near Bluegrass Avenue and Valley Vista Road in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms. Firefighters were initially hampered by a lack of information concerning the

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HOSPITAL PATIENT ON OXYGEN INJURED AFTER LIGHTING CIGARETTE

A patient on oxygen at Hi-Desert Medical Center was injured and started a small fire yesterday after he lit a cigarette while in his bed. According to Joshua Tree firefighters, the bed caught on fire about 2:15 p.m. The patient, identified only as being in his 50s, suffered inhalation burns

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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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SIX NEW COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COMING TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The fire stations in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree will be receiving new firefighters this weekend. Graduation from the county fire department’s intensive, six-days-a-week training academy for fire fighters is today. Of the 28 cadets who entered the training program 10 weeks ago, six will be coming to the Morongo

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A COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley fire fighters were called to a commercial structure fire Monday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, an alarm went out at 12:16 p.m. from the Village Mart, on the corner of Senilis and the Highway. The store’s coolers had an electrical malfunction, which charged the building with

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY MONDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a small vegetation fire northwest of Paradise Park early this morning that is “suspicious in origin.” About 3 a.m., a fire, less than a quarter acre in size, was burning trash, weeds, and grass about a couple hundred yards off the road near Balsa and

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