BREAKING NEWS: Silver Fire 95 percent contained; Twin Pines evacuation lifted

Another firefighter sustained some injury. Details were not available. Eleven firefighters were hurt to some extent battling this Fire and one civilian. The second evacuation Center — Beaumont High...

UPDATE 7:15 A.M., Monday, Aug. 12
The Silver Fire news this morning, Aug. 12, is both good and tough. The fire’s size is now estimated to be 20,292 acres and it is 95 percent contained.

Sunday evening, the Riverside Sheriff’s Office stated, “Evacuation Orders for Silent Valley R.V. Park remain closed due to safety concerns and the ongoing fire operations. Hwy 243 remains closed between Banning and Poppet Flats. The Pacific Crest, Marion Mountain and Seven Pines hiking trails remain closed. Marion Mountain, Fern Basin, Dark Canyon, Black Mountain and Boulder Basin campgrounds remain closed.”

The second evacuation Center — Beaumont High School — was closed yesterday as was the San Jacinto Valley Animal Center.

Despite improving conditions in the fire area, Silent Valley does remain closed this morning.

Idyllwild Town Crier

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