tropical storm cay It delivered exactly what firefighters battling the Fairview Fire needed: steady rain.
Containment for the 28,307-acre wildfire was listed at 40 percent Saturday morning, with full containment expected by Monday, incident commanders said. said in a statement.
“Last night there was no growth from the fire, which was great,” Cal Fire spokesperson Richard Cordova told KTLA. “Fortunately the (storm) system hit us.
More than 2,000 firefighters continue to fight Monday’s blaze on the outskirts of Hemet. While trying to escape the flames, he killed two people, destroyed thirteen structures, and damaged four.
The victim’s name has not been released.
Despite increased containment, more than 8,700 homes were still threatened and evacuation orders were still in place on Saturday morning.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
https://ktla.com/news/local-news/fairview-fire-expected-to-be-fully-contained-by-monday/ Fairview Fire expected to be fully quelled by Monday