Deadly Fairview fire in Hemet grows to 4,500 acres; the extent of the damage is ascertained

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The Fairview fire burning in Hemet grew to about 4,500 acres on

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Tuesday with only 5% containment as firefighters struggled to

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contain the blaze, which has already claimed two lives and destroyed several homes.

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"The fire activity was very unpredictable," Cal Fire and Rob Rosen said at the scene Tuesday morning.

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The bush caught fire around 2 p.m. Monday and quickly spread to the outskirts of Hemet in Riverside County.

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Two people died and another was injured as they tried to escape,

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California Fire Chief Josh Jansen said during a morning news conference.