Fairview Fire now 53% controlled; warnings removed

Fairview Fire now 53% controlled; warnings removed

The Fairview Fire in Hemet, which has spread to 28,307 acres and was 53% controlled as of Monday, is still being fought by fire workers from the Riverside County Fire Department.

Authorities said that one person was taken to the hospital with major burns to their arms, back, and face, and that two people died while attempting to escape the fire. In the same car, the three people were attempting to flee the inferno.

The fires on Gibbel Road imprisoned a number of individuals, but fire men were able to free them.

Seven buildings have been demolished entirely, while numerous more have been damaged.

The danger posed by the fire to 5,000 buildings was also evaluated by officials. There have been around 1,500 residential evacuations.

Around 3:37 pm, the Fairview Fire began to spread. Monday and spread quickly along Fairview Avenue and Bautista Road in areas of light to medium vegetation.

Several areas have received mandatory evacuation orders, while others have received warnings to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.

Tahquitz High School, situated at 4425 Titan Trail, has a care and welcome room for evacuees set up.

At the Temecula Community Recreation Center, located at 30875 Rancho Vista Road, the Red Cross built a second shelter.

The Hemet Unified School District said that due to the incident, schools will be closed on Wednesday and until further notice.

On Tuesday, Southern California Edison informed the California Public Utilities Commission that “circuit activity” had taken place about the same time as the Fairview Fire.

A boil water advisory for scores of houses on Polly Butte Road and the vicinity east of 41477 Gibbel Road was issued by water authorities, but it was revoked on Thursday.

»Fairview Fire now 53% controlled; warnings removed«

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