News Update!!: Banning, CA: A wildfire burning near Banning, California is growing bigger.
** Updated at 8:00pm PT on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013: **
A wildfire burning near of Banning, California continues to grow bigger well damaging more properties.
** Wildfire Information: **
The wildfire is burning south of Banning, California and on Poppet Flats Road near Highway 243.
The wildfire named, “Silver Fire” has burned over 5,000 acres and no containment.
According to Riverside County Fire Department, the wildfire was reported at around 3:05pm PT on Poppet Flats Road and the wildfire is reportedly moving east.
** Mandatory Evacuations Orders: **
Mandatory evacuations orders have been issued for the California communities of Poppet Flats, Twin Pines, and Silent Valley.
** Evacuations Centers: **
An evacuations center has be set up at Hemet High School located at 41701 Stetson Avenue in Hemet, California and at Beaumont High School located at 39139 Cherry Valley Blvd in Beaumont, California.
An evacuation center for animals is set up at San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus located at 581 South Grand Ave in San Jacinto, California.
** Wildfire Damages: **
Between 12 structures have been damaged.
** Wildfire Injuries: **
2 firefighter have been injured.
** Fire Department Personal: **
450 fire department crews are there battling this wildfire.
Firefighters from both CAL FIRE and Riverside County Fire Department were in route to the wildfire.
** Closures: **
Highway 243 is closed due to the wildfire between Banning and Azalea Trail in Poppet Flats.
** Wildfire Caused By: **
No other information was immediately available.