Hemet, California, Shrouded in Haze as Deadly Fairview Fire Expands

The deadly Fairview fire burning in Riverside County, California, reached 7,091 acres and was 5 percent contained on Wednesday, September 7, according to Cal Fire.

In its latest update, Cal Fire said several evacuation orders and warnings remained in place.

On Monday, Cal Fire confirmed two civilian fatalities and one civilian injury and said seven structures had been destroyed. Local news reported that the civilians died in their vehicle while trying to escape the fire.

This footage captured by Angel Pena shows hazy skies over East Hemet, California, as the fire continued to burn in the area. Credit: Angel Pena via Storyful

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