2 killed in Southern California amid rapidly-growing Fairview Fire near Hemet

By Ind Job Info Team

A fast-spreading wildfire in Southern California killed two people and injured another.


The Fairview Fire had grown to over 3 square miles as of Monday night with just 5% containment.

Cal Fire reported the Fairview Fire, near Hemet, at 4 p.m. By 4:50 p.m., the fire covered 500 acres and was spreading quickly.

Cal Fire confirmed the deaths and injury. Seven buildings were demolished and others damaged.

Footage from a KABC-Los Angeles helicopter showed what appeared to be several residential structures on fire just after 5 p.m.

An evacuation order was initially issued for 1,584 homes in the area and was expanded Monday evening.

Yucaipa police ordered an evacuation. CalTrans closed SR 38 in both directions.