Wildfires burning in Cherry Valley area grow to 700 acres; 150 homes evacuated – KESQ

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Mandatory evacuations have been issued due to growing brush fires threatening homes in the Cherry Valley area.

There are at least two separate fires near each other that are burning in the 9000 Blk Oak Glen Road in Cherry Valley near Beaumont.

The two fires have grown to more than 350 acres with 150 homes evacuated.

As of 8:15 p.m. the fire has burned 700 acres with 0 percent containment.

Twenty engine crews and 10 hand crews, with over 200
personnel have been sent to the location.

Multiple valley residents have reported seeing the smoke here in the area.

Smoke seen in Desert Hot Springs (Viewer photo via Share@KESQ.com)

Evacuation Orders are in place for residents South of the County Line, North of Dutton Street and East of Oak Glen Road.

An Evacuation Center is at Beaumont High School

Stay with News Channel 3 for continuing updates.

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Source: kesq.com

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