The Silver Fire in Riverside County grew to over 10,000 acres and destroyed at least a dozen homes in less than 24 hours.
The fire started around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at Poppet Flats Rd near Hwy 243, south of Banning.
Highway 243 is closed and there are mandatory evacuations for Vista Grande, Mt. Edna, Poppet Flats, Twin Pines and Silent Valley.
Four firefighters have been injured by the fire as well as one civilian.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and containment is only at 10%.
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