News Update!!: Banning, CA: More mandatory evacuations ordered as wildfire near Banning, California burns bigger.
** Updated at 9:00pm 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 was burning south of Banning, California and on Poppet Flats Road near Highway 243. As of 9:00pm PT Wednesday night, the wildfire is reportedly not far away from Interstate 10.
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.
The wildfire is reportedly moving east with the help of windy conditions.
Smoke form the wildfire is blowing into the Palm Springs, California area.
** Mandatory Evacuations Orders: **
Mandatory evacuations orders have been issued for the Edna Valley as of 9:00pm PT Wednesday night.
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: **
3 people are reportedly have gotten injured which includes 2 firefighter.
** 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.