Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lake Elsinore Falls Fire Help

At the time of this post, firefighters have begun to surround the Lake Elsinore Falls Fire located in the Santa Ana Mountains in the El Cariso area (20% containment according to news sources). The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at:

Lakeside High School
32593 Riverside Dr.
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Volunteers are present to provide assistance. Please contact the Red Cross if you or your organization can provide help. If you are travelling or commuting into Orange County, be sure to give yourself plenty of extra time due to the Ortega Highway closure.


Red Cross Riverside County Chapter

6235 River Crest Drive, Suite A
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (888) 831-0031

August 7 Update - As of 10 AM today, firefighters have mostly surrounded the Falls Fire (73% containment) according to news reports and predict full containment by the end of the week. Ortega Highway remains closed to through traffic from Elsinore to Antonio Parkway in Orange County.

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