Small brush fire in Vista prompts closure of lane on SR-78

VISTA – A small brush fire in Vista prompted a lane closure on state Route 78 today. The blaze was reported about 3 p.m., between Route 78 and homes in the 800 block of Phillips Street in Vista. As a result of the fire, the California Highway Patrol shut down the right lane of westbound […]

Fire Crews Contain 30-Acre Brush Fire East of Temecula

TEMECULA – County fire crews stopped the spread of a 30-acre brush fire that broke out east of Temecula today. The fire was reported around noon near East Benton and San Ignacio roads, said April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department. Nearly 150 firefighters from Riverside County,the  San Bernardino Forest Service and the Bureau of […]

Northbound and southbound lanes of I-15 now open

Cal Fire reports via twitter that northbound and southbound lanes of 1-15, closed due to the Gopher Canyou fire, are now open. ESCONDIDO – Drivers fleeing a brushfire drove the wrong way on Interstate 15, and firefighting helicopters were called in as flames jumped the freeway north of Escondido today. Video on social media showed […]

Brush fire stops traffic on southbound lanes of I-15 near Gopher Canyon Rd.

Crews are working to extinguish a brush fire alongside Interstate 15, near Gopher Canyon Road and Castle Creek County Club in unincorporated Escondido, according to Cal Fire. At 3:47, the California Highway Patrol listed in its incident report page that traffic on all southbound lanes on I-15 had been stopped and traffic was being turned around […]

Brush fire on Camp Pendleton poses no threat to people or property, officials say

CAMP PENDLETON – Military firefighters are on the scene of a brush fire that started yesterday, Fri., Nov. 6, on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The blaze broke out in the Whisky Impact Area in the northern portion of the sprawling military installation. Fire crews received air support today from HMLA-169, a Marine helicopter squadron, but are only […]