Last Updated: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Summit Fire in Riverside County out of control!


Wildfire near Banning in Riverside County has burned at least one house, NBC Southern California reports.

Fire burned the house on Mesa Street at Sunset Avenue.

The out of control blaze, named Summit fire, has burned approximately 2,956 acres.

At least 425 firefighters with six helicopters and six air tankers are struggling to control the fire. Around 20 agencies are cooperating in this situation including American Medical Response, American Red Cross and Riverside County Fire Office Of Emergency Services.

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Following Riverside County Fire Department, the Summit fire was 35 percent contained by 9 p.m.

About 700 people have been evacuated from the fire zone. An evacuation center has been opened at the Banning Community Services Center. Evacuation center for animals has been opened in San Jacinto and Beaumont.

Detail wildfire damage report is yet to come.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 2, 2013