Additional Resources Requested to Battle Blaze near Hemet


A deadly 2,400-acre wildfire that prompted evacuations south of Hemet was being fought on all flanks from the air and ground Tuesday, continuing to expand southeast of the city.

The Fairview Fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Monday on Fairview Avenue and Bautista Road, and had burned 2,000 acres by 10 p.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The blaze widened to 2,400 acres by daybreak Tuesday, with containment at 5%, according to the agency. There was a potential for expansion to 7,000 acres, depending on winds and other conditions, officials said.



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