The FAIRVIEW FIRE is located off Bautista Road and Fairview Avenue, south of Valley Vista near Hemet (Riverside County), California.

It was reported this afternoon at 1547 hours PT.

The cause is unknown at this time and under investigation.

Credit: CAL FIRE

The lead Agency is CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department.

Mandatory Evacuations are in Effect for:

  • ALL homes/businesses south of Stetson Avenue
  • North of Cactus Valley Road
  • West of Fairview Avenue
  • East of State Street

Evacuation orders can be found on this map at

Evacuation Tips:

  • If you need to evacuate, try to protect yourself from inhaling smoke and ash.
  • Wear a mask (N95 is ideal) when you are outside in the smoke.
  • Bring water with you.
  • Turn off your car air intake and just recirculate the air if you are driving through smoke.

Large Animal Evacuations – The IC has requested Animal Control for large animals, such as horses to be evacuated. Photo images show horses on a trail with fire all around them. Come on people…

Evacuating with Pets – Pack a GO Bag with food, a water bowl, water, food, RX meds, and a leash. Get vaccine and vet records and pack a crate.

Evacuation Shelter – Tahquitz High School.

Current Status – The fire has burned 700 acres and is now 5% contained as of 1945 hours PT.

Fatalities/Injuries – There have been two civilian deaths and one civilian injury reported and confirmed by CAL FIRE.

Credit: ALERTCalifornia

Damage Assessment – Seven structures have been destroyed with several more damaged.

Through the Eyes of Social Media – An eyewitness account as to what those are seeing on the ground, air, and nearby where they live/play/work/visit.

“I can see flames from the Temecula Vail Lake KOA.” – Camper

“So thankful for CAL FIRE RRU and surrounding agencies.” – Poster

“Can see flames in the distant (night) on Sanderson and Domenigoni, looking southeast.” – Poster

“Fire can be seen from the corner of Stetson and Santa Fe.” – Photo

“I live in Valle Vista and the fire can be seen down the street.” – Resident

“VCFD sending a Type 3 Strike Team.” – Fire Photojournalist

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