Sandalwood Fire in Calimesa, which is approximately 500 acres with 0% contained, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Located at the intersection of Calimesa Boulevard and Sandalwood Drive, the fire is greatly affecting the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park.
KABC that the fire started when the load on a garbage truck caught on fire and spread to vegetation. It now has the potential to spread to 1500 acres.
“Due to the Santa Ana wind influx, obviously this fire just completely went out of control. It started just eating up vegetation as fast as the eye can see,” he said.
The fire department reports “multiple structures destroyed and numerous medical emergencies.” Herrara said no one was injured, but could not provide further details. Residents are under mandatory evacuation orders, and 120 firefighters are currently assigned to the area.
currently 400 acres, 0% contained and burning “with a moderate rate of spread.” The fire went from 100 to 200 acres in about 90 minutes, before jumping to 400 about two hours later. Mandatory evacuations in surrounding areas have been issued, and the cause is under investigation.
tweet by the fire department. The cause is under investigation.
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