Silver Fire in Banning Has Burned 2,500 Acres

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 7, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Silver Fire that started south of Banning, Calif., near Highway 243 has burned at least 2,500 acres.

There were mandatory evacuations for Poppet Flats, Silent Valley, and Twin Pines, said the Riverside County Fire Department.

The department said the fire is “burning at a critical rate.”

It said an evacuation center has been set up at Hemet High School.

More than 450 firefighters were mobilized, 71 engine companies were deployed, 5 helicopters were sent, and there were 4 air tankers.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.