Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
42 mins, 24 secs ago
Fire Start
Monday, September 5, 2022 8:40 AM PDT
Incident #
Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the Fairview Fire

Most Recent Fire Map (pdf)

Evacuations: Please visit https://linktr.ee/IMT6.for a interactive map of current evacuations.

  • All areas inside the fire perimeter remain under an EVACUATION WARNING.
  • All evacuation warnings outside of the fire perimeter have been lifted.

Situation Summary: The marine layer brought low clouds to the Fairview Fire overnight with high relative humidity, bringing fuel moisture recovery. Crews will continue to mop up and patrol the area for any hazards that may arise, and answer any community service calls. Firefighters are strengthening and improving control lines while also improving existing fuel breaks in the area. Suppression repair is continuing across the fire area to rehabilitate areas, such as installing water bars, brushing across dozer lines, etc.

The Fairview fire began on September 5, 2022, near Bautista Road and Fairview Avenue in the unincorporated county area of Hemet. The fire grew quickly growing to the South and West into the communities of Cactus Valley, South Hemet, and Sage, as well as burning South and East into the Bautista and Blackburn Canyons and the Red Mountain area on the south-west side of the San Jacinto District of the San Bernardino National Forest.

Current Acres:28,307 Containment: 84% Personnel Assigned: 1,682

Road Closures: Northbound Bautista Road at Tripp Flats Road; Southbound Bautista Road at Fairview Avenue; Northbound Red Mountain Road at Stanley Road; Eastbound Cactus Valley Road at Kel Star Road; Eastbound Minto Road at Sage Road; Northbound Reed Valley at Red Mountain Road

Forest Closure Order: The San Bernardino National Forest has issued a Forest Closure Order for areas affected by the Fairview Fire. Please read the following for more information: Forest Closure Order, Forest Closure Exhibit A (Map), Forest Closure Exhibit B. You may also contact the San Jacinto Ranger District at 909-382-2922 for questions regarding this closure order. Please know that this closure order will be revised after suppression repair is complete and the full effects of the Fairview fire are known.

Aviation / Drone Restrictions:The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued Temporary Flight Restriction and any private aircraft or drone that violates the TFR could face serious criminal charges. For more information on drones the public can visit theFAA’s website at www.KnowBeforeYouFly.org.“If you fly, we can’t!”

Fire Information: Online: Fairview - Riverside County Fire Department (rvcfire.org) | Twitter: CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) / Twitter

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Monday, September 5, 2022 3:40 PM PDT
Southeast Hemet, Sage
Incident Commander
US Forest Service
Incident Description
Full Suppression Fire
33.714, -116.891

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment
Saturday, September 17, 2022 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved
Grass and chaparral with little or no fire history in the past 20+ years.
Significant Events
The only fire activity noted was smoldering heat well interior to the fire perimeter

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
The planned actions for the next operational period are tactical patrol and suppression rpair.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Minimal smoldering will continue, with a majority being found in the dense brush fields.
24 hours: Minimal smoldering will continue, with a majority being found in the dense brush fields.
48 hours: Minimal smoldering will continue, with a majority being found in the dense brush fields.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Marine layer brought low clouds to the Fairview Fire overnight with high relative humidity. Winds were generally light overnight. Dry and seasonably cool weather is expected today with highs in the low 80s. Winds will be breezy in the afternoon with gusts up to 20 mph.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Riverside County Fire
Phone: 951-940-6985
Hours: 8am - 8 pm
Fire Unit Information
San Bernardino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
602 S. Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408