Two individuals were killed and hundreds of homes were evacuated as a wildfire broke out southeast of Los Angeles on Monday. The fire quickly spread across 700 acres.
Civilian fatalities were reported by Riverside County fire officials on Monday night as the Fairview Fire continued to rage over the county. There was a lack of information.
A fire was raging south of Hemet, a city of around 89,000 inhabitants. At 7:45 p.m., the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection/Riverside County Fire Department reported
that 5% of the fire had been contained and that it had burned 700 acres. Fire Capt. Richard Cordova said in a video briefing early Monday that the fire began at around 2 p.m. and spread rapidly.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said that 3,254 residences were ordered to evacuate on Monday evening. A heat advisory was in effect for much of California
when the fire started. An extended hot wave across the state has put a strain on the power system and prompted appeals for people to cut back on their electricity usage.
The Mill Fire, which started on Friday, is said to have killed two people in Northern California. The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office reported on Friday that two women, aged 66 and 73,
were discovered by firefighters in different parts of the town of Weed. As of Monday evening, Cal Fire reported that 4,263 acres had been burned in the Mill Fire.
There was a 55% success rate in keeping it under control.89 structures were destroyed. Cal Fire reports 7 structures destroyed. Hemet's Tahquitz High School is an evacuation centre.