Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Fairview, Hemet
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: RRU
  • Size (acres): 28,307
  • Percent Contained: 69%
  • Estimate of Containment: September 17, 2022
  • Personnel: 2,256
  • Structures Destroyed: 35

Fairview, Riverside Unit, Cal fire. IMT 1 (Cal Fire Team 6). Seven miles southeast of Hemet, CA. Chaparral, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Community of Hemet, numerous structures, communication and energy infrastructure threatened. Evacuations have been lifted. Area and trail closures in effect. Precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday.

September 14, 2022 at 8:08 AM

Tuesday evening shower activity diminished by sunset. The shower activity and lingering moisture resulted in excellent humidity recoveries overnight. Overnight lows cooled a few degrees with lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Winds were breezy Tuesday evening but diminished after sunset as well. Drier weather is expected on Wednesday with cool and moist conditions. A slight drying and warming trend will develop later in the week. The rain received over the past operational periods has hampered suppression repair activities. Smoldering will continue as the cloud cover retreats and temperatures warm. No fire growth is expected. All Evacuation Orders have been lifted.

September 12, 2022 at 8:36 AM

Showers and thunderstorms ended after sunset. Parts of the fire experienced flash flood warnings with debris flow. The recent rains produced a night with excellent humidity recoveries on the fire. Temperatures remained mild overnight with light winds. A mix of sun and clouds are expected Monday with a slight chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be slightly cooler Monday and in the mid-80s. Winds will be breezy in the afternoon.

September 11, 2022 at 7:50 PM

Tropical moisture brought showers and thunderstorms to the Fairview Fire today. Some of these thunderstorms produced heavy rain and localized flooding. Rainfall amounts varied greatly from a trace to a few tenths of an inch. Showers and thunderstorms lingered through the evening before diminishing. Recent rains will bring excellent humidity recoveries tonight. Temperatures will remain mild overnight as well with relatively light winds.

September 11, 2022 at 8:52 AM

Lingering tropical moisture brought cloudy, cooler, and moist conditions to the fire on Saturday. A few showers were also reported, but little to no accumulation. Smoldering and creeping will continue. Moisture entering the area will inhabit rates of spread. Deep seated heat will still be present. Fuels will begin to dry out. ERC’s will stabilize and begin slowly climbing. Smoldering and creeping activity will continue to increase. Deep-seated heat will continue to be found throughout the canyons and brush fields.

September 10, 2022 at 4:59 PM

At approximately 03:52 p.m. this afternoon a helicopter assigned to the Fairview Fire crashed while landing at the Banning Airport. The crew of three, (one pilot, and two fire personnel), sustained moderate injuries. All three crew members were extricated from the helicopter and were transported to a local Trauma center for further treatment and evaluation

September 9, 2022 at 5:35 PM

Reducing to evacuation warnings issued WHEN: Effective Immediately

  • South of Diamond Valley Lake, East of Washington St., North of Borel Rd., East of Rancho California Rd., East of Anza Rd., North of Temecula Pkwy (Hwy 79), Northwest of Hwy 371, and West of Hwy 74, South of US Forest Service Boundary.
  • The Community of Ramona Village and Olivet University

September 8, 2022 at 10:55 PM

The fire will continue to spread in all areas due to shifting winds ahead of Hurricane Kay’s arrival. The fire will have very high potential to move to the west due to the strong 40+mph east winds and possible extreme down slope winds coming off of the surrounding 10,000′ peaks. Fire activity could be moderated in the evening when heavy rains come from the thunderstorms. This will however also bring lightning to the area.

September 8, 2022 at 12:44 PM

Evacuation Warning issued:

South of Rawson Rd., East of Washington St., North of Borel Rd., East of
Rancho California Rd, East of Anza Rd., North of Temecula Pkwy (Hwy79),
Northwest of Hwy 371, and West of Hwy 74.

Active fire behavior occurred in the east, south, and north portions of the incident. East winds at sundown pushed the fire to the west. As the winds subsided, the eastern portions of the incident continued to spread due to the complex terrain. Fire will become active with primary movement to the east due to the west winds. Steep drainages will aid the spread with the up canyon/up slope winds and heavy fuels.

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Evacuation Centers

Tahquitz High School
4425 Titan Trail, Hemet CA, 92545

Temecula Community Center
30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula, CA 92590

Animal Evacuation Centers

Large Animal Shelter – Riverside County Animal Shelter
438 S. State Street San Jacinto,CA 92583

Small Animal Shelter – Small Animal Care Center
601 S. State Street, San Jacinto, CA 92583

Road Closures

  • Southbound Stanford Street at Stetson
  • SouthboundDartmouth Street at Stetson
  • Southbound Cornell Street at Stetson
  • Aurora Drive at Stetso
  • South bound Columbia Street at Stetso
  • Southbound Yale Street at Stetson
  • Southbound Girard Street at Stetson
  • Southbound San Jacinto Street at Stetson
  • Santa Fe at Stetson
  • Southbound Meridian Street at Stetson
  • Hemet Street at Stetson
  • Southbound Lake Street at Stetson Ave
  • Fairview at Stetson Avenue
  • Eastbound Cactus valley at Sage Road
  • Eastbound E Newport at State Street
  • Eastbound Domenigoni Pkwy at Sanderson Ave
  • State Street at Gibble Road
  • Eastbound and Southbound traffic
  • Sage Road at Hyde Road
  • Sage Road at Cactus
  • Valley Road Eastbound and Southbound traffic
  • North bound Sage Road at Red Mountain Road
  • Eastbound SR 74 at Borco Road
  • Westbound SR 74 at SR 243