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Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Headquarters
Tuesday July 16th, 2013 :: 12:43 p.m. PDT


Mountain Fire currently burning east of the Mountain Center and Apple Canyon Areas..

Incident Overview
General Fire Info:
The Mountain Fire started at 1:43 PM on July 15, 2013 near the junction of Highway 243 and Highway 74. It is currently burning east of the Mountain Center and Apple Canyon Areas. It is burning in very steep and rugged terrain in the southern porion of the San Jacinto Wilderness along the Desert Divide and in the Apple Canyon and Bonita Vista Areas.

A Type 1 Incident Management Team has been orderd to assume command of the fire at 1800 hrs on 7/16/2013.

Trail Closures:
The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Highway 74 north to Saddle Junction. All of the trails connection to the Pacific Crest Trail are closed as well, including South Ridge Trail, Carumba Trail, Spitler Peak Trail, Fobes Trail, and Cedar Springs.

Individuals or groups with overnight or advance day-use permits into the San Jacinto Wilderness is advised to call the San Jacinto Ranger Station at 909-382-2921.

Road Closures and Evacuations:
Highway 243 is closed between Saunders Meadow Road and the junction of Highway 74. There are mandatory Evacuations for the Living Free Animal Sanctuary, The Fleming Ranch, Bonita Vista Community (20 homes), and the Zen Mountain Center.

Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Andreas Canyon Club, 24 homes south of Palm Canyon Drive

Evacuation Centers:
Hemet High School, 41701 E. Stetson Ave, Hemet

Hamilton High School, 57430 Mitchell Road, Anza - Can accept small animals

Large and Small Animals can be taken to Lake Hemet Campground in Garner Valley

Small animals can be brought to the SanJacinto Animal Shelter, 581 S. Grand Ave, San Jacinto CA

PIO Deputy Albert Martinez


For current information:

Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Headquarters
4095 Lemon St
Riverside, CA 92501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 951-955-2400

Alert Details

Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Fire suppression and rescue
Forest Fire

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