An evacuation order was issued Monday evening, Sept. 5, for the rapidly growing Fairview fire south of Hemet.
This map shows where the Fairview fire is burning near Hemet
The order affects an area south of Thornton Avenue, north of Polly Butte Road, west of Fairview Avenue and east of State Street, Cal Fire tweeted.
#FairviewFIRE Evacuation ORDER: South of Thornton Avenue, North of Polly Butte Road, West of Fairview Avenue, East of State Street. View interactive map here: https://t.co/KFzzUR4ojS pic.twitter.com/asE07M0dci
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) September 6, 2022
The fire, which was first reported at 3:37 p.m. at Fairview Avenue and Bautista Road, grew from 20 to 500 acres and is “burning at a rapid rate of spread,” Cal Fire reported Monday, Sept. 5.
Wildland Fire:rpt@3:37 p.m. Fairview Ave. X Bautista Rd. in the county area of Hemet. 20 acres of light to medium vegetation burning at a rapid rate. No evacuations. #fairviewFIRE pic.twitter.com/gcEgIDHcjH
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) September 5, 2022
Footage shot by ABC7 appears to show homes burning.
#FairviewFire – Footage from AIR7 HD shows several homes on fire as evacuations have been ordered. Temperatures are hovering around 104 degres in the area. https://t.co/z9TDckfHxP https://t.co/pjLVhrzdQD
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) September 6, 2022
Smoke from the fire was visible throughout southwest Riverside County.
— Carmen Dickinson 💕 (@itscarmencita) September 6, 2022
Just to give you an idea of how big the #FairviewFire is, this is the plume you are seeing from about 20 miles away on the #215fwy near #Perris. The fire continues to grow just south of #Hemet. @knxnews @Caltrans8 pic.twitter.com/xolD4NR9OC
— Brian Douglas (@BrianDouglasKNX) September 6, 2022
The fire broke out amid sweltering temperatures of 100-plus degrees that strained California’s power grid.
— Brendan Spreder (@SD_Steelehead) September 6, 2022
— Becki Grass (@BeckiGrass) September 6, 2022
— FirePhotoGirl (@FirePhotoGirl) September 6, 2022
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