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4 p.m. THURSDAY UPDATE: Silver Fire Destroys 11,000 Acres and Growing

The Silver Fire has grown to more than 11,000 acres as of 4:00 pm on Thursday afternoon, and evacuations have been ordered for the Snow Creek Village.

Evacuation orders have been issued for: portions of Cabazon – Peach Street, Plum Street, Eucalyptus Street, Riza Avenue, Ida Avenue, Helen Avenue East to Elm Street
the communities of: Black Mountain, Vista Grande, Mt. Edna, Poppet Flats, Silent Valley, Twin Pines.

Evacuation Centers have been set up at: Hemet High School 41701 East Stetson Avenue Hemet, CA
Beaumont High School 39139 Cherry Valley Boulevard Beaumont, CA
Animal Evacuation:

San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus 581 South Grand Avenue San Jacinto, CA
Road Closures : Hwy 243 is closed. Boulder Basin and Black Mountain Campgrounds on Black Mountain Road have been closed through August 15th.

Injuries: 5 injuries (4 firefighters, 1 civilian)

Cooperating Agencies: American Medical Response, American Red Cross, Bureau of Land Management,

California Highway Patrol – Indio, Los Angeles County Fire Department, March ARB, Morongo Fire Department, Orange County Fire Authority, Riverside County Fire Department, Riverside County Fire Office Of Emergency Services, Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, Southern California Edison, USFS – San Bernardino, Ventura County FD

Total Fire Personnel: 1000
Total Fire Engines: 84
Total Fire crews: 24
Total Airtankers: 6
Total Helicopters: 13
Total Dozers: 8
Total Water Tenders: 4
Conditions: This afternoon, the fire continues to be active on the eastern flank toward the Cabazon area.

The Silver Fire at the present time is burning uncontrolled in the foothills below Black Mountain.
Black Mountain has been evacuated and closed as a precaution. Boulder Basin and Black Mountain Campgrounds on Black Mountain Road have been closed through August 15.
For those who have reservations at these campgrounds during this time period, please contact Reserve America at 1-877-444 -6777 for information on reservation refunds.
Phone Numbers (951) 940-6985 (Silver Fire Information Center)

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