Deadly Fairview Fire in Southern California Grows to 5,000 Acres

The deadly Fairview fire burning in Riverside County, California, reached 5,000 acres and was five percent contained on Wednesday, September 7, according to Cal Fire.

On Monday, Cal Fire confirmed two civilian fatalities and one civilian injury and said seven structures had been destroyed.

Evacuation orders remained in place on September 7, and Cal Fire said a care-and-reception site had been established at a high school in Hemet, California.

Local news reported some residents near the fire had been asked to boil water over concerns that it may be unsafe to drink.

This footage captured by Twitter user @brycekrispy69 shows the fire burning and smoke billowing into the sky. Credit: @brycekrispy69 via Storyful

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