Fire threatens Idyllwild

Residents told to flee as flames spread Riverside County Fire DepartmentA fast-moving brush fire broke out around noon Wednesday in the San Jacinto Mountains threatening residents of Idyllwild and Mountain Center. ■ Chronicle News Staff Fire broke out in the San Jacinto Mountains near Idyllwild Wednesday causing evacuations and a major air and ground assault to quench the spreading blaze that may have been set by an arsonist. At press time the CHP had closed all roads into Idyllwild and Mountain Center from Hemet, Banning, and Palm Springs and had issued an evacuation order to residents in the southwest area of the popular mountain community. Fires reportedly were burning in several

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