Fairview Fire 4'500 Acres' 5% Contained' 2 Deaths

Fairview Fire 4’500 Acres’ 5% Contained’ 2 Deaths

Authorities reported that one person was taken to the hospital with severe burns to their arms, back, and face and that two residents died while attempting to escape the fire. The flames on Gibbel Road trapped some people, but fire crews could free them.

Seven buildings have already been destroyed, and several more have suffered damage. Officials also estimated the threat posed by the fire to 5,000 structures. There have been about 1,500 home evacuations. Near Fairview Avenue and Bautista Road, the so-called Fairview Fire began to burn at about 3:37 p.m. in light to medium vegetation.

The foothills of Hemet Valley, south of Thornton Avenue, north of Polly Butte Road, west of Fairview Avenue, and east of State Street have all been ordered to evacuate. Later, Added the areas south of Stetson, north of Cactus Valley Road, west of Fairview Avenue, and east of State Street to the evacuation orders.

Tuesday afternoon, Cal Fire revised its evacuation orders to include Thomas Mountain Ridge South, Cactus Valley, Bautista Canyon, and the forest boundary. Additionally, it issued evacuation alerts for the areas south of Highway 74 to Thomas Mountain, west of Mountain Center, north of Cactus Valley Anza, north of Red Mountain Road, and west of Bautista Canyon in Sage.

Tahquitz High School, located at 4425 Titan Trail, has a care and reception area for evacuees. According to the Riverside County Fire Department, thirty-three engine companies, six air tankers, and four helicopters were used to fight the blaze.

Tuesday will present some difficulties for the crews fighting the brush fire due to high temperatures, a light breeze in the morning, and a change in the wind in the afternoon. The Hemet Unified School District officials also disclosed that all schools would be closed on Tuesday due to the fire.

On Tuesday afternoon, Southern California Edison notified the California Public Utilities Commission that “circuit activity” had occurred at or around the time the Fairview Fire began.

Numerous people who live on Polly Butte Road and in the vicinity of 41477 Gibbel Road have received a boil water notice from water authorities.