HEMET, CALIFORNIA — Another California wildfire rages on in the State of California. This is the FAIRVIEW FIRE, which is burning in the unincorporated Riverside County and near the area of Hemet/Sage and the City of Hemet.

The fire at 500 acres.

The fire was discovered on September 5, 2022, at 1541 hours PT.

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

Credit: CAL FIRE / Riverside Co FD

The fire more or less exploded in a rage last night (2230PT) to 23,919 acres and was at only 5% contained.

Some of the Incident Cooperators on this fire are:

Tanker 911 – a Very Large Airtanker known as a VLAT which is commonly referred to.

Unified Command includes CAL FIRE RRU, U.S. Forest Service, Riverside Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Hemet Fire Department.

There have been no firefighter deaths or injuries reported by Fire Officials.

Unfortunately, there have been two civilian fatalities and one civilian injury.

About 11 structures have been destroyed and three structures as damaged.

As of 1900 hours PT this evening, there were still 18,753 structures currently under direct threat.

The fire is said to be spreading in all areas due to shifting winds ahead of Hurricane Kay’s arrival.

See areas that are currently under evacuation orders: https://twitter.com/EsselingFire/status/1568075520029630464/photo/1

Aviation Assets:

Incident Cooperators:

California Ranch Company – Animal Rescue

OES Intel 24: providing mapping resources.

RivCo Animal Services: They are currently providing shelter up for 68 evacuated animals at the San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus. They say they have plenty of room, despite what others are saying. This shelter is for pets and livestock. Need assistance? 951-358-7387.

SoCal Air Operations


Murrieta Fire Department

Senator Melissa Melendez: “The #FairviewFire has doubled in size and evac orders have been issued. Please get to safety and if you have animals you’re worried about see below.”

San Diego Fire Brigade: Deployed ground crews.

Photo Credits: CAL Fire, U.S. Forest Service, SOCal Operations.

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