Smoke billows over the foothills south of Banning in 2013, where the Silver Fire burned more than 20,000 acres and destroyed some 60 structures in and around the Riverside County community of Poppet Flats.
New charges have been filed against a transient suspected of starting a wildfire south of Banning 5 years ago that burned thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of structures. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
Report from KVCR's Ken Vincent. Source: City News Service
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.
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.