Fire destroys homes in Southern California; Evacuation orders issued in Hemet | LiveNOW from FOX

A large brush fire broke out in Hemet Monday, burning nearby homes and prompting evacuations for parts of the area. The "Fairview Fire" broke out around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Bautista Road. As of Monday, 5 p.m., the fire stretched to about 500 acres. Heartbreaking videos from SkyFOX captured the moments where the fire extended into residential areas, destroying several homes. Cal Fire announced an evacuation order has been issued for the following areas: South of Thornton Avenue North of Polly Butte Road West of Fairview Avenue East of State Street. Officials did not say when the evacuation orders will be lifted. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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