News Update!!: Banning, CA: A wildfire burning near Banning, California is growing bigger.

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News Update!!: Banning, CA: A wildfire burning near Banning, California is growing bigger.

** Updated at 7:00pm PT on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013: **

A wildfire is burning near of Banning, California.

The wildfire is burning 5 miles south of Banning, California and on Poppet Flats Road near Highway 243.

The wildfire named, “Silver Fire” has burned over 5,000 acres and growing moving east.

Mandatory evacuations ordered have been issued for the California communities of Poppet Flats, Twin Pines, and Silent Valley.

An evacuations center has be set up at Hemet High School located at 41701 Stetson Avenue in Hemet, California.

Between 5 to 10 structures have been damaged.

A firefighter was injured and was being airlifted to a hospital

According to Riverside County Fire Department, the wildfire was reported at around 3:05pm PT on Poppet Flats Road.

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.

Highway 243 is closed due to the wildfire between Banning and Azalea Trail in Poppet Flats.

No other information was immediately available.

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