Hemet Fire: 1000 Acres Still Burning
The Hemet fire that started in the San Jacinto Mountains off Highway 74 in California has spread to 1000 acres.
Highway 74 is closed, but no evacuations have been ordered, since no homes are currently threatened. To get through Hemet, use I10 to Highway 243.
Over 300 firefighters, supported by helicopters, are battling the blaze.
"It's still burning," Capt. Manny Salas said of the Cottonwood Fire that began at 5:13 p.m. Thursday. "They have no containment on it at all right now."
The U.S. Forest Service did not immediately return calls seeking comment. Hemet Fire Chief Matt Shobert said the blaze started on Highway 74 in the area of the Cranston Ranger Station.
Meanwhile, the wildfire in La Canada has continued to spread.