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Riverside Firefighter killed in ambush

An off-duty Riverside firefighter was killed in an apparent deadly ambush while walking on a Riverside street Sunday.

Investigators looking into the murder of 41-year-old Nick Barrios said he was shot in the 5900 block of Windemere Street Sunday morning.

Colleagues at the nearby Canyon Crest Fire Station 14 were shocked and saddened. On Monday the flag flew at half staff and everyone wore black bands to cover their firefighter’s badges. Continue reading Riverside Firefighter killed in ambush

Two Firefighters Struck by Car While Jogging

HIDDEN MEADOWS – Two on-duty state firefighters suffered minor to moderate injuries Thursday when a vehicle struck them from behind as they were taking a fitness jog in a rural area near Escondido.

The accident occurred near the intersection of Mountain Meadow Road and Oak Spur Way in Hidden Meadows shortly before 8:30 a.m., according to Cal Fire.

One of the two injured crew members used his two-way radio to summon medics, said Mike Mohler, a captain with the state agency.

The firefighters were taken to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido for evaluation and treatment of cuts, scrapes, back pain and other possible injuries, Mohler said. Continue reading Two Firefighters Struck by Car While Jogging