Fire Danger Prompts School Closures in the Inland Empire

According to the Press Enterprise, many schools near the Holy Fire in the Cleveland National Forrest will be closed today (Thursday). 

“(O)ut of an abundance of caution, and because of mandatory evacuations in specific neighborhoods affected by the Holy fire, the following Lake Elsinore Unified School District schools will be closed until further notice: Luiseño School, Rice Canyon Elementary, Terra Cotta Middle School, and Withrow Elementary,” the district said on its website.

All of the schools in the Perris Elementary School District, the Perris Union High School District,  the Menifee Union School District, and the Romoland School District, as well as Santa Rosa Academy, will be closed Thursday as well.

Thursday was to be Romoland’s first day of school.

In addition to the school closures, the following communities have been issued mandatory evacuations:

McVickers Canyon, Rice Canyon, Horsethief Canyon, Glen Eden, El Cariso Village, Sycamore Creek, Rancho Capistrano, and the Ortega Highway corridor from the Grand Avenue in Riverside County to Nichols Institute in Orange County.

A suspect has been arrested in connection to the Holy Fire, according to ABC 7. More info on that HERE.

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