7 acres destroyed in brush fire in hills
A brush fire burned 7 acres Sunday afternoon in the San Bernardino National Forest, a Forest Service officials said.
The fire was reported at 1:13 p.m. in the hills above San Bernardino, near Sterling Avenue and Foothill Drive, U.S. Forest Service Center Manager Tom Sensintaffar said by phone.
There were no injuries and no property damage, he said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Blaze in field quickly extinguished
A fire burned a small area of brush Sunday evening near the Santa Ana River, a firefighter said.
The fire occurred about 7 p.m. in a field north of Bradford Street and Rutland Avenue, Riverside city Battalion Chief Jeff Dredla said by phone. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which Dredla estimated as no more than 30 by 50 feet.
No one was hurt and no structures were damaged, he said.
Home damaged, person injured in fire
A single-family residence was damaged and one person suffered moderate smoke inhalation in a blaze early Sunday, a firefighter said.
Three fire engines and one truck company responded to a 4 a.m. call of a fire in a home in the 1400 block of Camelot Drive, Battalion Chief Mike Porter said by phone. The fire destroyed the kitchen area and caused moderate smoke damage in the remainder of the home, he said.
One person was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with moderate smoke inhalation, Porter said. The cause of the fire is under investigation, he said.
Authorities: Man kills self after chase
A man wanted on a domestic violence warrant committed suicide in front of Riverside County sheriff's deputies after a short high-speed chase Sunday on Grand Avenue in Lake Elsinore, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies got a call at 11:15 a.m. Sunday about a suspect who had barricaded himself inside a business, said Deputy Herlinda Valenzuela, a public information officer for the Sheriff's Department. She said the suspect was wanted on a warrant but had left the business by the time deputies arrived.
Deputies then saw him driving a Ford F-150 pickup on Grand Avenue and chased the truck for a mile before it crashed into a wall at Ontario Way. Valenzuela said the suspect remained inside the truck, refused to comply with deputies' commands and rolled up the windows.
When he finally opened one a little, deputies fired a pepper ball into the vehicle and then heard a gunshot. The suspect, whose name was not released, had killed himself, Valenzuela said.
Person injured in early fire at complex
One resident suffered minor burns in a predawn fire Sunday at an apartment complex in the 77100 block of California Drive in Palm Desert, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
The fire was confined to one unit of the eight-apartment complex.
Fire authorities estimated damage of $100,000 but did not know the cause of the fire late Sunday morning. Four fire engines responded to the blaze.
Man dies in collision on Highway 74
A Perris man was killed in a multivehicle crash Saturday evening in Romoland, the Riverside County coroner's office reported Sunday morning.
The collision on Highway 74 at West Sherman Road was reported at 5:31 p.m. Saturday, and Jaime Paredes-Guzman, 24, died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, a news release from the coroner's office says.
Cooling fluid leaks at grocery store
Firefighters responded Saturday night to reports of smoke and a suspected fire that turned out to be a Freon leak at a grocery store, the Rialto Fire Department said.
A structure fire was reported at Cardenas Market at 250 Foothill Blvd., and firefighters saw what appeared to be smoke coming from the building. When they got inside, however, they found the cooling fluid leak and no fire.
The market reopened Sunday.
Published: Monday, November 17, 2008