Some 150 homes that were in last fall's Canyon Fire burn area in southwest Corona are under mandatory evacuation orders because of the risk of damaging mudflows and debris from the hills above those homes. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.
Report from KVCR's Ken Vincent. Source: City News Service, Press-Enterprise, KTLA 5
Voluntary evacuation orders were issued yesterday for residents of south Corona who's homes are in the Canyon Fire burn area. The Canyon Fire burned 2,600 acres last fall, and there is concern that today's heavy rain could cause flooding and mudslides that would put homes in the burn area in danger. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
After a hot, dry 2017, the Inland Empire is finally going to get some significant rain this week - and our local mountains will get some snow accumulation - as a wet weather system moves across Southern California tonight through tomorrow. Details on what to expect from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
The National Weather Service has put out red flag warnings for a high risk of wildfire danger in the Inland Empire and elsewhere across the region, thanks to gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity, and rising temperatures expected for the next several days. More from KVCR 's Ken Vincent.
As California fire officials continue to investigate whether downed power lines caused any of the state's recent major wildfires, utility regulators yesterday (Thursday) tightened safety rules for power lines in high-fire-hazard areas. Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling reports.
Of the 6 major wildfires that have been burning in Southern California over the past week, 1 is completely contained, 2 are nearing complete containment, and another is nearly 90 percent contained. That remarkable feat has come because of the non-stop effort of thousands of firefighters and the deployment of hundreds of ground and air units, which has nearly depleted Cal Fire's annual firefighting budget. Details on all of this in a report from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
Inland Empire weather is in the news today (Thursday). Just days after hot weather last week, today's weather in the Inland Valleys is expected to include a chance of showers and high temperatures barely over 70 degrees, and there may be a bit of blowing snow in the local mountains above 6000 feet tonight. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.