What to Know
The sacred fire begins on Monday at Cleveland National Forest
Evacuations in Holy Jim Canyon, Trabuco Canyon Recreation Residence tract, Blue Jay and Falcon Campground Areas
The fire is one of more a dozen large forest fires burn in California, including the largest of the state in record
Firefighters faced punitive heat Tuesday as they attacked a fast-moving brush fire in the Cleveland National Forest near Orange and Riverside Counties (Riverside Districts Evacuation forces community of Trabuco and Holy Jim
The Holy Fire, which exploded from 75 to 700 acres in one hour on Monday afternoon, threatened recovery facilities in the Trabuco Creek and Holy areas, according to the United State Forest Service Jim Canyon. He grew to 4,000 acres by nightfall, which means the fire had more than tripled in less than three hours.
It was included at two percent on early Tuesday.
At least two people who fought the fire were treated for heat exhaustion, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.
The Holy Jim Canyon, the Trabuco Canyon Recreation Residence Tract, the Blue Jay and the Falcon Campground were added to the evacuated areas list. Residents in other neighborhoods were watching hills, waiting to be notified by authorities about possible evacuations.
Located in a remote area of the Santa Ana Mountains, it quickly burned towards Riverside County, sending thick smoke into the air that was visible for miles.
A care and reception center in the community center of Twoer at 22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, has been set up to evacuate the Sacred Fire.
The Fire Department of Orange County helped with the fire disaster, and two wanderers stranded near the fire were evacuated and safe.
NBC4 meteorologist Anthony Yanez said the conditions were warm and dry during a light Monday afternoon during the burning Monday afternoon.
Anyone in the Flame-affected area of Holy Jim can call the Public Information Hotline (714) 628-7085. Residents can also receive emergency alerts on their mobile phones and email addresses by registering online at www.alertoc.com.