Fire burning South of Banning north of Poppet Flats

As of 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday the fire burning near Hemet is estimated at 5000, according to Riverside County Fire officials.

One report suggests that several structures have been damaged in Twin Pines.   And it has been confirmed that a firefighter and one person have been injured.

The firefighter was transported by ground ambulance and the civilian was transported by ground ambulance to a waiting air ambulance. Their exact injuries are unknown, according to CAL Fire.

Cars are being stopped at Highway 243 between Banning and Azalea Trail in Poppet Flats.

It is believed the fire started near Wolfskill Truck Trail and Mt. Edna Road .  It was reported around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

CAL FIRE has issued the following advice for people in the area:

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITIES OF: POPPET FLATS SILENT VALLEY TWIN PINES. THE AMERICAN RED CROSS HAS OPENED EVACUATION CENTERS AT: Hemet High School 41701 East Stetson Avenue Hemet, CA Beaumont High School 39139 Cherry Valley Boulevard Beaumont, CA Animal Evacuation San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus 581 South Grand Avenue San Jacinto, CA.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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