Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Banning Silver Fire Help and Lake Elsinore Falls Fire update

Banning Silver Fire: 
 
In response to the Silver Fire which broke out of control at the base of Mount San Jacinto near Banning earlier today, evacuation shelters have been set up at the following locations according to news reports:

Evacuation Centers:

Hemet High School
41701 East Stetson Avenue
Hemet, CA

Beaumont High School
39139 Cherry Valley Boulevard
Beaumont, CA

Animal shelter:

San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus
581 South Grand Avenue
San Jacinto, CA

Highway 243 between Banning and Azalea Trail in Poppet Flats is reportedly closed as firefighters continue to fight the out of control fire.

8/12/13 - Falls, Silver Fire Update:

The Falls Fire was reported to be fully surrounded Saturday, 8/10 in Lake Elsinore. Ortega Highway remains closed to through-traffic, but repair/replacement work has commenced. The Silver Fire is expected to be fully surrounded later today.

8/8/13 - Lake Elsinore Falls Fire update: 

At the time of this post, firefighters have the majority of the Lake Elsinore Falls Fire surrounded (78% containment). Since the fire damaged signage and guardrails along Ortega Highway, the CHP is escorting only local traffic through the highway until further notice. The highway will remain closed for through-traffic until the damaged infrastructure is replaced.

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