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Riverside County Update on the Holy Fire

Post Date:08/10/2018 8:00 AM

County of Riverside Emergency Management Department Active Events

The County of Riverside Emergency Operations Center is activated to support and respond to the Holy Fire in the Cleveland National Forest.  The U.S. Forest Service is the primary source of information on the Holy Fire. Please follow the U.S. Forest Service - Cleveland National Forest on Facebook or Twitter at @ClevelandNF for the latest information. Visit for the incident web page. 

For more information for the Holy Fire (714) 628-7085. Riverside County specific information will be posted here as it becomes available, as well as on @RivCoReady on Twitter.


Riverside Emergency Management Department Issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency

Riverside County has proclaimed a local emergency because of the Holy Fire. The proclamation will go to the Board of Supervisors within seven days at a special meeting for ratification. The date and time of the specially-convened Board meeting will be posted, per the Brown Act. The proclamation could help make the county eligible for potential federal and state assistance.

Mandatory Evacuation orders have been set for McVickers Canyon, Rice Canyon, Horsethief, Glen Eden, El Cariso Village, Sycamore Creek, and Rancho Capistrano. Residents of El Cariso should evacuate west on Highway 74 toward Orange County. All homes on the mountainside of Lake Street and southwest of Grand Ave. at Ortega Highway.

Voluntary Evacuation Warning had been issued for the community of Shoreline within the Lake Elsinore area, south of Grand Avenue, west of Garner Road to Highway 74.


Shelter information

shelter is open at Temescal Canyon High School, located at 28755 El Toro Road in Lake Elsinore. A care and reception center at Elsinore High School, located at 21800 Canyon Drive in Wildomar is now closed for the evening. Site will reopen tomorrow (Friday) at 8 a.m. Park in the side lot, follow posted signs to access the gym in the back of the school.


Air Quality

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory for portions of Riverside County, including Corona, Norco, Metropolitan Riverside, Perris Valley, Lake Elsinore, Temecula Valley, Hemet, San Jacinto and the Banning Pass areas. Read the entire advisory here.



Sign up for AlertRivCo Messages 

Sign up for AlertRivCo messages at to receive emergency alerts to your cell phones, VOIP lines and email addresses. Alerts include evacuation orders or other public safety information impacting your neighborhood. 


Corona Residents – Sign up for Mobile Emergency Alerts

The City of Corona, has a local notification system that will be able to send telephone notifications to residents and businesses within City of Corona. Because the system uses the 9-1-1 database provided by the local telephone company, only land-line numbers are in the system. If you have a Voice over IP (VoIP) or cellular telephone and would like to be notified over that device, or if you would like to receive notification by email or text, you must register those telephone numbers and/or email addresses for use by the system. 

Click here to sign up for Mobile Emergency Alerts 

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