LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA) — Mandatory evacuation orders for several Riverside County neighborhoods in the Holy Fire burn area were downgraded Thursday afternoon in and around Lake Elsinore and unincorporated Corona.

Just after 7 a.m. county officials upgraded voluntary evacuation orders to mandatory for the following areas: Amorose, Glen Ivy-B, Maitri (Quarry), Alberhill (Pacific Clay), Grace, McVicker-A, Glen Eden, Horsethief-A, Rice, Glen Ivy-A, Laguna-A and Withrow-A.

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The orders were downgraded to warnings just after 4 p.m.

Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies were going door-to-door notifying residents that they must leave before the heaviest rains moved in early afternoon.

“There’s always that possibility, we can’t have chaos, we can have a significant incident that can cause severe flooding,” CAL Fire Capt. Fernando Herrera said. “And when your life is at risk, you have to take it seriously.”

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The same region was previously evacuated when storms dropped several inches of rain across the region last November, and then again in mid-January. County Public Works Services crews were out Thursday clearing piles of dirt left by the last storm.

A shelter was open for residents at Elsinore High School, located at 21800 Canyon Drive in Wildomar.

The 23,000-acre Holy Fire broke out in the Holy Jim Canyon area of Orange County on Aug. 6 and then marched east into Riverside County towards Lake Elsinore. It destroyed 18 homes in Orange and Riverside counties and forced thousands of people to flee.

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Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, a resident of Holy Jim Canyon, has been arrested and charged with sparking the blaze.