Earlier, evacuations were ordered in parts of Cabazon — Peach Street, Plum Street, Eucalyptus Street, Riza Avenue, Ida Avenue, Helen Avenue east to Elm Street — as well as Poppet Flats, Silent Valley and Twin Pines.
Evacuation warnings for Cabazon from Elm east to Snow Creek and the Black Mountain and Boulder Basin campgrounds and Black Mountain Lookout were issued Thursday afternoon. People there were not required to leave.
• Hemet High School, 41-701 E. Stetson Ave.
• Beaumont High School, 39-139 Cherry Valley Blvd.
The Desert Sun’s Tatiana Sanchez reports that although shelters usually close if fewer than six people stay there, the Silver Fire shelters planned to stay open in case more areas are evacuated.
“We’ll be here as long as they need us,” Denise Mortati, a registered nurse with the Riverside County chapter of the American Red Cross, told Sanchez.
ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTER:
• San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus, 581 S. Grand Ave., San Jacinto
• Shadow Hills RV Resort, 40-655 Jefferson St. in Indio, says evacuees with an RV or travel trailer can stay for free until the fire is contained.
• Guide Dogs of the Desert in Whitewater says it can help house animals in crates and asked anyone seeking the group’s help to call (760) 329-6257.
• Hotels across the Coachella Valley are offering discounted rates for evacuees.
EVACUATION ROUTE: From communities evacuated Wednesday, take Highway 74 into Hemet, the sheriff’s department said. From Snow Creek, take Highway 111 north.
ROAD CLOSURE: Highway 243 is closed between Banning and Azalea Trail in Poppet Flats, the department said.