More than 140 firefighters representing multiple agencies from across California concluded a three-day training symposium in Modesto on Saturday.
The symposium, held at Modesto’s Regional Fire Training Center and several sites throughout the city, offered a hands-on portion Friday that enabled firefighters to rotate through the tactical skills multiple times, according to a press release from the Modesto Fire Department. –read More
Seven people were trapped inside an office at a Fontana strip mall after part of the building’s roof collapsed Friday afternoon, authorities said.
San Bernardino County Fire Department crews arrived in the 17000 block of Foothill Boulevard to find the “ruins” of an overhanging facade on the ground, blocking the exit, according to a news release.–read More
On Saturday, October 11 from 10 am to 2 pm, San Marcos residents, students, and visitors can attend two free events at neighboring locations—the annual San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) Open House and the “Because I Care” Community Resource Fair. –Read More
AN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – A brush fire that broke out in an open field in San Bernardino County has been quickly contained despite hot, dry weather.
San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig says the fire was reported at 1:14 p.m. Friday in the unincorporated community of Devore and reached five acres before firefighters were able to contain it. –read More
Firefighters battled a structure fire in a detached garage Tuesday night in the 1200 block of East Laurelwood Drive.
It’s the second time in less than four months firefighters responded to a fire in that garage, fire officials said.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m. firefighters found the garage fully engulfed in flames, according to a fire department written statement. –Read More
A rainy weekend helped tame the King fire, which remained steady Monday at 97,099 acres burned since it broke out more than two weeks ago. –Read More
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