Update on the Holy Fire (Temescal Valley and Lake Elsinore area)
as of Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
The U.S. Forest Service is the primary source of info on the Holy Fire. Visit the incident website here or call (714) 628-7085 for more information.
Riverside County specific information will be posted here as it becomes available, as well as on @RivCoReady on Twitter.
County of Riverside Emergency Management Department Active Events
The County of Riverside Emergency Operations Center is activated to support and respond to the Holy Fire in the Cleveland National Forest. U.S. Forest Service is primary source of info on the Holy Fire. Check for latest information at USFS Holy Fire website and on Twitter @ClevelandNF. For more information for the Holy Fire, call (714) 628-7085.
County of Riverside issues proclamation of local emergency:
RIVERSIDE - Riverside County proclaimed a local emergency because of the Holy Fire on Thursday, Aug. 9. The proclamation will go to the Board of Supervisors within seven days at a special meeting for ratification. The date and time of the specially-convened Board meeting will be posted, per the Brown Act. The proclamation could help make the county eligible for potential federal and state assistance.
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EVACUATION ORDERS AND WARNING LIFTED:
- Trilogy community
- El Cariso Village
- Rancho Capistrano
- Sycamore Creek
- Glen Eden
- Horsethief Canyon
- McVicker Canyon
- Rice Canyon
- Machado community
- Shoreline community within the Lake Elsinore area, south of Grand Avenue, west of Garner Road to Highway 74 (previously an evacuation warning)
- All homes on the mountainside of Lake Street and southwest of Grand Ave. at Ortega Highway (Riverside community of Lake Elsinore).
FOOD SAFETY AFTER POWER OUTAGES
Residents who lost power for several days during the Holy Fire are urged to throw out all perishable foods. An additional dumpster is placed in El Cariso for residents to throw away spoiled food. Located in the Hell's Kitchen Motorsports Bar and Grill parking lot at 32685 Ortega Hwy, the dumpster will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 17.
Residents may dispose of food waste and household trash only in the dumpster. No hazardous waste, fire debris/ash, construction materials or bulky items will be accepted. There is no charge to residents to use the dumpster.
Remember, you cannot always tell if food has spoiled by look, smell or taste. As a precaution all food in your refrigerator and freezer must be thrown out.
DANGERS OF SMOKE AND ASH
Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser has issued an advisory for the smoke and ash covering most of western Riverside County. Read the advisory here.
Riverside County Department of Environmental Health issued an advisory: Swimming Pools Impacted by Smoke and Ash. Additional information on the impacts of ash on health are available here: Dangers of Ash (Engl) and (Spa)
The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory for portions of Riveside County, including Corona, Norco, Metropolitan Riverside, Perris Valley, Lake Elsinore, Temecula Valley, Hemet, San Jacinto and the Banning Pass areas. Read the entire advisory here.
Businesses Impacted by Cranston and Holy Fires:
Riverside County is working closely with Governor Brown’s Office of Emergency Services to survey the economic impact from the recent Cranston and Holy Fires. We are in the preliminary stages of gathering information for business losses, but can’t guarantee it will result in disaster assistance from the Small Business Administration (SBA). We need your assistance in determining the economic impact to the communities. Please complete this form and return to Angie.Johnson@RivCo.org no later than August 28, 2018.
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- With all mandatory evacuation orders lifted in Riverside County on 8/14/18 at 10 a.m., the shelter at Temescal Canyon High School closed.
- At its peak, the shelter housed 144 people.
We would like to thank the public for the outpouring of support and generosity for those who are impacted by the Holy Fire and the emergency responders who are fighting the fire. Our emergency staff are deployed to the firefighting efforts and are not able to assist with the pick-up and distribution of the provisions and supplies that have been contributed.
We instead ask the community to direct financial contributions to the following trusted nonprofits that are accepting financial donations for those impacted by disasters in the Riverside County area:
- Adventist Community Services, learn more here. Click here to donate.
- American Red Cross, learn more here. Click here to donate.
- Buddhist Tzu Chi, learn more here. Click here to donate.
- FIND Food Bank, learn more here. Click here to donate.
- Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, learn more. Click here to donate.
- The Salvation Army, learn more. Click here to donate.
Riverside County Animal Services will continue the Holy Fire pet transports through Wednesday morning (Aug. 15) until approximately 10 a.m..
Pet owners from the lifted evacuation areas may call Department of Animal Services at (951) 358-7387 to arrange to pick up their animals.
All board and care fees will be waived for evacuees’ pets. More than 180 pets received care by Animal Services’ employees during a mandatory evacuation period of the Holy Fire.
RV spaces with full hookups are available for evacuees at Lake Skinner. There are six reserved spaces with the ability to increase 40 additional spaces. Four spaces are currently occupied as of Aug. 10, 2018. There are no costs for evacuees. Parks is using driver's licences and zip codes as proof of residence.
The following districts have schools that have been impacted. Please visit the links listed below for school closure information:
Information can be found at: http://www.rctlma.org/trans/ and http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Holy Fire update: 22,986 acres, 72 percent containment.
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1.
- Follow @RivCoReady on Twitter for Riverside County updates.
- Follow @ClevelandNF on Twitter for Holy Fire incident information.
- Follow @RSO on Twitter for law enforcement information.
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