November 26, 1996 |
In the first case of its kind, jury deliberations began Monday in the trial of a mother accused of murdering three of her children because they perished in an inferno allegedly sparked when she was cooking methamphetamine.
October 4, 1996 |
Fire investigators said a buildup of natural gas caused the explosion and fireball that ripped through two businesses in downtown San Jacinto on Wednesday, critically burning one man but, amazingly, only slightly injuring two others. The explosion devastated a building that housed the San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce and radio station KWRP-FM, toppled the front wall of the structure onto the street and shoved an interior wall four feet into an adjoining dry-cleaning business.
October 3, 1996
Three people were injured, one critically, in an explosion Wednesday at the San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce, the Riverside County Fire Department said. The blast caused major damage to the Chamber of Commerce, located in a strip mall, and a nearby radio station and blew out the windows of several cars parked across the street. The cause was under investigation. Radio station KWRP suffered the most damage, said Fire Department spokeswoman Joanne Evans.
December 28, 1995 |
While drug agents sifted through the blackened and melted metal of a mobile home, Art Burnstad remained haunted by the sight of adults fleeing for their lives--and leaving three young children for the flames. The children's mother was screaming and "six or eight men were running away from the fire, and none of those guys were trying to get the kids out," Burnstad, who was first on the scene with his wife, said Wednesday. "When we went up to help, one of the guys yelled, 'Get out of here!
December 27, 1995 |
Three toddlers burned to death and three adults were seriously injured Tuesday when an explosion in an apparent methamphetamine lab blew up a trailer in the scrubby hills near Temecula, authorities said. Mark Lohman, an investigator with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, said the fire was reported at 3:29 p.m. Neighbors heard an explosion at the double-wide mobile home, set back on a dirt path off rural White Mountain Road in the tiny outpost of Aguanga, about 12 miles east of Temecula.
September 15, 1991 |
One person was killed and five others were hospitalized after leaking natural gas caused an explosion Saturday at a 300-unit condominium complex, authorities said. The explosion, which leveled eight units, forced the evacuation of the complex for at least six hours while police, fire and Red Cross officials administered aid and searched for the source of the leak, said dispatcher Gary Robertson of the Riverside County Fire Department.