Fairview Fire near Hemet is deadly and destructive, forcing evacuations.
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As of 10 p.m. Monday, 2,000 acres had been burned along Fairview Avenue and Bautista Road in Riverside County.
By Tuesday at 5 p.m., the fire had extended to 4,500 acres, and containment was still holding at 5%.
A deadly wildfire that led to evacuations south of Hemet spread to 4,500 acres on Tuesday.
Authorities extended evacuation orders for the public's safety after reaching the limits of the San Bernardino National Forest.
According to officials, the area could be increased to 7,000 acres depending on winds and other factors.
Several streets were evacuated, including portions of south Stetson Avenue, north Cactus Valley Road, west of Bautista Canyon, and east of State Street.
County fire Captain Richard Cordova reported that sheriff's deputies were making house calls to carry out the evacuation order.
Later, more evacuations were mandated to the east of Thomas Mountain Ridge and south of Cactus Valley Road.