The Fairview fire burning in Hemet has exploded to 27,319 acres as of Friday morning, with containment still at 5%.
The latest status from Cal Fire's incident report addresses the effects the storm system will have on the fire fight:
The fire will continue to spread in all areas due to shifting winds ahead of Hurricane Kays arrival. The fire will have very high potential to move to the west due to the strong 40+mph east winds and possible extreme down slope winds coming off of the surrounding 10,000' peaks. Fire activity could be moderated in the evening when heavy rains come from the thunderstorms. This will however also bring lightning to the area.
All evacuation orders remain in effect and the schools within the Hemet Unified School district remain closed. Additionally, the Menifee Unified School District is closed today (Friday, Sept. 9).
The Fairview fire has destroyed 12 structures and, as earlier reported, claimed the lives of two people. The Press Enterprise has more information about the family who has suffered this terrible loss of life.
For more information about evacuation orders, shelters and help with large animals visit RVCFire.org.