- The Fairview Fire has killed at least two people and injured one near Hemet in Southern California.
- The fire doubled in size in just over two hours Monday evening.
- The fire is only 5% contained.
- Photos show structures incinerated as firefighters battle the blaze.
A three-square-mile blaze has killed at least two people and injured one near Hemet in Southern California, roughly 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
The Fairview Fire was only 5% contained by Monday evening after breaking out earlier that day. The fire more than doubled between 7:45 p.m. and 9:56 p.m. Monday, The Press-Enterprise reported.
At least seven structures have been destroyed and more have been damaged, Cal Fire tweeted. Evacuations were in place for residents near the fire, and Hemet Unified schools canceled classes on Tuesday.
South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory, warning people nearby to limit their exposure to the smoky air.
According to the Associated Press, at least four people were killed over Labor Day weekend in wildfires across California. More than 4,000 firefighters were battling 14 large fires throughout the state, which killed at least four people over the weekend. On Sunday alone, 45 new blazes were ignited, according to Anale Burlew, deputy chief with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Click through the slideshow above to see images from the Fairview Fire, and check back for more details.
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