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  • Big rig fire causes shutdown on I-15 northbound near old Highway 395

    Kim Harris, Managing Editor|Updated Aug 12, 2022

    A semitruck that burst into flames on northbound Interstate 15 near the exit of Old Highway 395 Friday, Aug. 12, snarled traffic as lanes were closed to battle the blaze. According to the CHP incident log, the big rig fire was first reported at 1:34 p.m. and all lanes of the freeway were closed for about one and one-half hours before lanes 1 through 3 were reopened to traffic at around 3:11 p.m. Approximately 15 gallons of oil was spilled onto the roadway that required...

  • Firefighters from 3 agencies fight fire at under-construction Bonsall home

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 10, 2022

    North County Fire Protection District responded to the scene of a structure fire located in the 4200 block of Paso Del Lagos in Bonsall Thursday night. The call first came in at 10:42 p.m. North County Fire Protection District spokesman Capt. John Choi said. Firefighters arrived to the location to find the house, which was under construction fully involved, Choi said. The homeowners and their two dogs were accounted for. Choi said that the department faced some unique...

  • Brush fire in Laguna Niguel destroys more than 20 homes; evacuations ordered

    City News Service|Updated May 12, 2022

    LAGUNA NIGUEL (CNS) - Firefighters were working today to put out hot spots and lingering flames of a fire that swept through a ritzy neighborhood in Laguna Niguel prompting hundreds of households to evacuate and destroying multimillion-dollar homes. More than 20 homes have been destroyed in Aliso Canyon in Orange County in the fire that has consumed at least 200 acres, with no containment percentage available and no cause having been determined. At a briefing at 8:30 a.m....

  • Fallbrook resident arrested in connection with armed robberies

    Kim Harris, Managing Editor|Updated Apr 30, 2022

    A Fallbrook resident has been arrested in connection with several robberies Menifee Police Captain Dave Gutierrez said last week. Sean Harris, 34, of Fallbrook was arrested April 8 for felony possession of a stolen vehicle, felony parole violations, misdemeanor grand theft and two second degree felony robbery charges. Harris was arrested in connection with a slew of robberies, including three robberies that occurred in the City of Temecula between March 20 and March 27, at...

  • Firefighters make quick work of Fallbrook house fire

    Kim Harris, Managing Editor|Updated Apr 26, 2022

    Firefighters made quick work of a house fire that broke out in a four-plex multi family dwelling in the 1700 block of Tecolote Drive in Fallbrook that was first reported at 12:18 p.m. Friday, April 15. The fire, which broke out in a center unit, was contained by 12:40 p.m., North County Fire Protection spokesperson Captain John Choi said. "We were able to contain the fire to the garage," Choi said. "The living area in the home was not affected." Choi said it appeared the fire...

  • NCFPD responds to 2 vehicle collision

    Kim Harris, Managing Editor|Updated Apr 22, 2022

    North County Fire Protection District responded to a two-vehicle accident that snarled traffic early this morning. First reported around 7 a.m., Friday, April 22, the incident occurred in the area of South Mission and Olive Hill roads. The roadway was closed due to a large amount of oil on the roadway NCFPD reported on Twitter. “County roads is responding to assist with the oil spill,” the Tweet said. After clean-up the roadway was re-opened to traffic....

  • Two injured in early morning traffic collision

    Kim Harris, Managing Editor|Updated Apr 14, 2022

    North county fire responded to the scene of a traffic collision resulting in two people being transported to the hospital Thursday, April 14. The collision, first reported shortly before 7:22 a.m., blocked both lanes in the area of Brooke and Winter Haven roads in Fallbrook, North County Fire Protection District Spokesperson John Choi said. The two injured parties were transported to Palomar Hospital with minor injuries, Choi said. Motorists were asked to use an alternate route until the scene was cleared a short time...

  • The Tom McGuinness story lives on through 9/11

    Updated Sep 8, 2021

    Julie Reeder Publisher For those who are too young to remember, on September 11, 2001, 19 militant al-Qaida Islamic extremists hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after some passengers overpowered the hijackers and saved many lives...

  • Remembering 9/11 through art and words

    Updated Sep 8, 2021

    Phyllis Sweeney encourages everyone to work together for peace in memory of those who died on September 11, 2001. She helped start the “Remembering 9/11” art contest and, this year, asked residents to remember through the “9/11 Artfulness of Words.” Village News/Courtesy photo...

  • Residents can remember everyone lost on 9/11

    Updated Sep 8, 2021

    This listing of the names of all the people who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks can be viewed in the office of the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, 111 S. Main Ave. All are invited to come and remember them and the first responders who tried to save them that day. Village News/Courtesy photo...

  • United States flag facts and handling etiquette

    Updated Sep 8, 2021

    FALLBROOK – The United States flag was first imagined after the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Continental Congress authorized creation of the first national flag on June 14, 1777. It was decided that the flag should have 13 stripes, alternating red and white, to represent the original 13 colonies, and that the new union be represented by 13 white stars in a blue field to signify a "new constellation." Francis Hopkinson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, is most often credited...

  • Pray for Those in Heaven

    Updated Sep 8, 2021

    Bells ring out for Heroes of firefighters/paramedics and people off the streets. Who will go down in Fame, as they rescued people out of the Inferno flames! Our hearts shall never forget as the Bells all over the world ring out the names of the Fallen, the Innocent, the Brave and the Bold! As time enfolds may each 9/11 story be told! Lorene Bentley...

  • It could have been me on 9/11

    Updated Sep 8, 2021

    Steven Schindler On that morning, lying in my bed in Los Angeles, the phone started ringing. “Turn on the news!” I was 3,000 miles away, but as the saying goes, you can take the kid out of the Bronx, but you can’t take the Bronx out of the kid. As the horrors unfolded: The second plane. The towering inferno. People jumping. The firefighters running towards the building. The collapses. I began to wonder. Who would die that I knew? I had too many friends and relatives to count who could be killed. Firefighters, cops, fina...