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Deadly Sandalwood Fire claims 2nd victim

First responders continue to be on scene at Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park. According to Cal Fire officials, 1,011 acres have been burned and is 68% contained.

Firefighters were hopeful about making progress as weather conditions improved.


Cal Fire ha provided the following updates for evacuated residents and for residents returning to their homes:

– #SandalwoodFire As of 1 p.m. October 12th, evacuations have been lifted for THE AREA NORTH OF the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park only.

– #SandalwoodFire Residents must use County Line Rd to return home. There is currently a road closure on 7th Street between Villa Calimesa Rd and Sandalwood Dr. This area is closed.

– #SandalwoodFire Gas service is currently interrupted for the South Mesa Mobile Home Park. For questions regarding gas restoration, please call 800-427-2200. Please be patient while SoCal Gas quickly and safely reaches each home. If you smell gas, call 9-1-1.

– #SandalwoodFire Residents are urged to use caution returning home as For more information, contact (951) 940-6985 or go to


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