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Holy Fire Mandatory Evacuations // Canyon Fire Burn Area Storm Readiness

Post Date:11/28/2018 3:55 PM


Because of an approaching storm, a mandatory evacuation order has been issued effective at 3 p.m. today (11/28) for portions of the Holy Fire burn area. Evacuations are mandatory for the Amorose, Alberhill, Glen Ivy A, Glen Eden, Grace, Horsethief A, Laguna A, Matri, McVicker A, Rice, Withrow A zones. People in these zones MUST GO NOW. 

Please note, the boundaries of the evacuation zones have changed from previous storms in the Holy burn area. It is critical that residents check the Post Holy Risk & Evacuation Map at Once on that page, residents should scroll down to view the maps and determine the zone in which they live and the status of that zone. A hotline also has been set up at (951) 940-6985 and a care and reception center is open at Temescal Canyon High School, located at 28755 El Toro Rd. in Lake Elsinore. 

Evacuees' large and small animals will be accepted at the care and reception center and at the San Jacinto Animal Campus, 581 S. Grand Ave., San Jacinto, (951) 358-7387. 

The voluntary evacuation order issued yesterday was changed to mandatory because projected rainfall increased, elevating the possibility of dangerous debris flows. Areas that burned are at-risk of debris flows, which are deadly, fast-moving landslides. 

There also is a risk of flooding, mud flows, rockfalls and other landslides during and immediately after rain. Debris flows can happen with little to no warning. As always, residents are urged to remain vigilant and take personal responsibility for their safety. Officials may only be able to alert the public with just a few minutes notice, or none at all. 

If your home is in an at-risk area, it is critical that you understand the seriousness of the situation and are always prepared. Go to to register for emergency text alerts and check @RivCoReady on Twitter for emergency updates. Click here to read PDF Press Release.



Rainfall over the Canyon Fire burned areas is expected this evening through Friday morning, however, based on current weather predictions, it is not expected to cause debris flows. There are no current evacuation warnings (voluntary) or mandatory evacuation orders in place at this time.

It is important to remember areas within and downslope of the Canyon Fire burned areas have an increased risk of erosion, flash flooding and debris flows. When rainfall events are predicted, stay alert, and monitor information sources. 

Remember to Sign up for Emergency Notifications! The City of Corona has a local notification system that will send telephone notifications to resident and business during an emergency. Only land-lines are in the system. Register your cell phone number and select if you would like to receive an additional notification by email and/or text. Visit to register!

Sandbags are available! In preparation for the upcoming storm, up to ten free pre-filled sandbags are available for Corona Residents at Santana Park. There are also sandbags at Fire Station #5 at Canyon Crest for residents of the Canyon Fire Burn Area. 

Remember when rainfall events are predicted regardless of how large or small, stay vigilant as weather can change quickly.

To learn more about Canyon Fire Winter Preparedness click here.

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