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Residents, camp-goers evacuated due to Mountain fire in Riverside County

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A map updated by fire officials Wednesday shows the extent of the land burned in the Mountain Fire near Idyllwild, Calif. InciWeb

There really is no fire season in California anymore. The year-round threat continues unabated in Riverside county, where the massive Mountain fire continues to burn out of control. 

Some 6,000 residents remain under mandatory evacuation orders and the Red Cross says approximately 950 evacuees are at three shelters in the area. Many are kids who had been attending area summer camps before being evacuated.

The air is so full of ash and other particulates that the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory for the Coachella Valley, Hemet, the Banning Pass, San Jacinto Valley and Anza.

Joining the show is public information officer Lee Beyer from the U.S Fire Service.

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