Twin Pines evacuations lifted

TWIN PINES, Calif. - The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has lifted the Evacuation Order for the community of Twin Pines as of 9:00 pm Saturday.  Only local residents in these affected areas will be allowed to repopulate with an access pass until further notice. 

Residents must receive an access pass from The Riverside Sheriff's Department check point at Highway 243 and Poppet Flats Road. The pass must be displayed in order to re-enter the evacuated areas. 

Access to repopulated areas: 

Highway 243 will remain closed north of Poppet Flats Road to Wesley Street, Banning. In order to reach Twin Pines, Mt. Edna and Poppet Flats communities, use Highway 74 (East) to Highway 243 (North). You will not be able to access the communities of Twin Pines, Mt. Edna or Poppet Flats through the Soboba Indian Reservation or southbound Highway 243 from the city of Banning. 

Proper identification will be required showing proof of residency in the affected communities. This includes, but is not limited to, a California Driver's License/Identification Card, residency identification card, or utility bill (plus Photo ID). Special requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 

Temporary limited access to Silent Valley RV Park: 

A limited window will be allotted to recreational vehicle (RV) owners between the hours of 6:00 am and 9:00 am on the morning of August 11, 2013. RV owners that are allowed in will need to leave Silent Valley RV Park by 11:00 am. RV owners will not be allowed reentry into the park. RV owners must show proof of identification to Silent Valley RV Park and proof of ownership of an RV inside the park.

For more information on the Silver Fire click here. 

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