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  • NCFPD responds to fully engulfed vehicle fire

    Courtesy NCFPD|Updated Feb 10, 2024

    North County Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the area of the 400 block of Via Monserate in Fallbrook on February 9, 2024, at 10:13 am. NCFPD crews arrived on the scene to find a Chevy work truck fully engulfed by fire spreading to another vehicle. NCFPD quickly contained the fire, after arriving on scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Thankfully no one was injured from this incident....

  • 110-acre fire in Jurupa Valley is 85% contained, evacuations lifted

    Courtesy LATimes|Updated Jun 27, 2022

    JURUPA VALLEY— A wildfire in the Jurupa Valley, which grew to 110 acres and threatened homes Saturday, was 85% contained as of Monday morning, Cal Fire said. Crews continued to increase containment of the Union fire in and near the Santa Ana Riverbed, officials said. Mandatory evacuations were ordered Saturday for residents south of Limonite Avenue, with a care center opened in Patriot High School. But that order was downgraded to an evacuation warning hours later, and all warnings were lifted by Sunday morning when the f...

  • Research from ASU and UC San Diego measured air and surface temperatures of cars parked in sun and shade

    Courtesy Arizona State University|Updated Jun 27, 2022

    A lot can happen at 160 degrees Fahrenheit: Eggs fry, salmonella bacteria dies, and human skin will suffer third-degree burns. If a car is parked in the sun on a hot summer day, its dashboard can hit about 160 degrees in about an hour. One hour is also about how long it can take for a young child trapped in a car to suffer heat injury or even die from hyperthermia. Researchers from Arizona State University and the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine have completed a study to compare how different types...

  • Real sheriff arrests impersonating sheriff

    Courtesy SD Sheriff PIO|Updated Jun 14, 2022

    A deputy with the Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation drove by what appeared to be a traffic stop at the intersection of South Mission and Winter Haven Roads in Fallbrook, around 2 a.m. Monday, June 13. The silver car had emergency strobe lights in the front and back. The deputy also saw a man wearing a black shirt with San Diego County Sheriff's Department patches, a gun belt with a gun in the holster. The uniformed deputy turned around to assist what he initially thought was a plainclothes deputy. As the deputy approached, the...

  • Celebration of Life ceremony to be held for Genevieve Sparks who passed June 29,2020

    Courtesy|Updated Sep 23, 2021

    Everyone is invited to a celebration of life for Genevieve Nancy Sparks on Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the Fallbrook United Methodist Church, 1844 Winterhaven Road. There will be a reception following. Genevieve Nancy Sparks passed away June 29, 2020. A private committal was held in Riverside National Cemetery for Genevieve Nancy Sparks in Santa Cruz, at the age of 94. Born March 31, 1926, in Altadena, California, Genevieve graduated from George Washington High School in Los Ang...

  • Local Retired Teachers Association teacher grant deadline this Friday

    Courtesy|Updated Sep 7, 2021

    The local California Retired Teachers Association, Division 81, is once again giving grants to teachers in the Fallbrook, Bonsall, and Vallecitos School Districts. Applications are available at each school site. The deadline to submit applications for this year's grants is Friday, September 10....