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Beaumont Wildfire: 1,933 acres, 24% contained

Update 1:08 p.m.: The fire is 1,933 acres and 24% contained.

UPDATE 11:20am: Calfire says that the Sanderson Fire is now at 1500 acres but that the forward spread has been stopped. No structures have been lost and the have been no injuries.

Nearby homes were threatened as winds picked up around 3 a.m. As daylight moved in, air support was able to come out despite difficult wind conditions. Dozers have been working to cut a line around the fire and the nearby Mystic Lake provided a geographic barrier to help stop the spread of the fire.

Sunday 9:20 a.m.: According to Cal Fire, the Sanderson Fire is now 800 acres and 0% contained. Evacuation warnings are in place for homes north of Gilman Springs Road and South of Timothy Lane. The evacuation warning impacts less than a dozen homes.

Sunday 8:30 a.m.:
San Gorgonio Pass CHP says the wildfire is now 1,000 acres. They are urging travelers to avoid the area.

Sunday 8:00 a.m.:
Firefighters are on the scene of a 300 acre wildfire near the intersection of La Borde Canyon Road and Jack Rabbit Trail. This is south of Beaumont. Firefighters say the fire started just after 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning. At this time, it's 0% contained.

A cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Taban Sharifi

Taban Sharifi is a Meteorologist and Reporter with KESQ News Channel 3, The Desert’s News & Weather Leader. Learn more about Taban here.

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Timothy Kiley

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