LAKE HEMET (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Sunday said they were lifting evacuation orders for Idyllwild and Fern Valley as a threat to those communities from the 42-square-mile Mountain Fire had diminished.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said an evacuation warning for the Pine Cove community was also rescinded at 11 a.m.
Residents and business owners of the affected communities wishing to return in the next few hours will be required to have an access pass, KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reported. Passes are available at Lake Hemet Market, Banning High School, and the Cranston Forest Service Station.
Officials, however, said visitors would not be allowed in the area until 11 p.m.