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Evacuation orders lifted in Holy Fire burn area


Last updated 1/18/2019 at 11:03am

RIVERSIDE - All evacuation warnings and orders for residents living in the Holy Fire burn area in Riverside County were canceled in the early hours of Friday, Jan. 18.

"The voluntary evacuation orders have been lifted for the following zones: Ambrose, Alberhill, Glen Ivy A, Glen Ivy B, Glen Eden, Grace, Horsethief A, Laguna A, Laguna B, Maitri, McVicker A, Rice and Withrow A,'' according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The orders were lifted at midnight.

As of 8 p.m. Thursday, the storm systems over the past four days had dropped 1.91 inches of rain at the Riverside Municipal Airport, 2.05 inches in Temecula, 3.86 inches in Lake Elsinore, 8.2 inches near upper Horsethief Canyon, 3.5 inches in Idyllwild, 2.33 inches in Beaumont and 1.01 of an inch at the Palm Springs International Airport, according to the NWS.

The Lake Elsinore Unified School District announced Thursday that Rice Canyon Elementary School and Withrow Elementary School would reopen on Friday.

The NWS issued a wind advisory for the county mountains and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning that is set to last through 7 a.m.

Dry weather with warmer temperatures will prevail from this afternoon through next week, forecasters said.


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