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Deadly Blaze Southeast of Hemet Tops 9,800 Acres, Still Just 5% Contained

A deadly wildfire that prompted evacuations south of Hemet grew to more than 9,800 acres Wednesday, with no change in containment despite a stepped-up response by firefighters struggling to slow the speed of the flames’ advance. The Fairview Fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Monday on Fairview Avenue and Bautista Road, and began spreading […]