Many firefighters sent home as rain helps contain King fire

pDtow.Xl.4The King fire burning in the Sierra Nevada near Placerville has largely stopped growing, thanks in part to weekend rains, and thousands of firefighters have been sent home.

On Sunday, the fire stood at 97,099 acres and was 87 percent contained, said fire spokesman Jim Mackensen. About 4,800 firefighters and support personnel remain on the job, down from more than 8,000 at the fire’s peak. Read More

Firefighters respond to fifth abandoned structure fire of weekend

AR-140929792.jpg&MaxW=650 San Bernardino County firefighters responded to five abandoned structure fires throughout the High Desert from Saturday morning to Monday morning, Capt. Jay Hausman said.

The most recent blaze was reported at 12:10 a.m. Monday in the 14400 block of Mojave Lane near Seneca Road. Hausman said the structure had “burned multiple times, most recently last week” and was fully involved when firefighters arrived. –Read More

Firecrews battle Oceanside structure fire; estimated $1M in damages

An early morning fire at an Oceanside a motor repair shop sent a firefighter to a hospital and caused about $1 million in damage to that business, a neighboring one and an attached apartment.

Fire crews were dispatched shortly after 2:30 a.m. to 1119 S. Cleveland St as reports of flames were coming from the commercial business and its owner’s upstairs residence, Battalion Chief Felipe Rodriguez said. –read More