Sandalwood Fire in Calimesa, CA

United Way of the Inland Valleys is committed to the health and well-being of every person in our community. We will be monitoring this incident and will provide updates as we receive them. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our office at 951.697.4700.

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Updated Incident Information

UPDATE: As of 1 p.m. October 12th, evacuations have been lifted for THE AREA NORTH OF the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park only.

The EVACUATION ORDER REMAINS for the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park. Residents must use County Line Rd to return home.

There is currently a road closure on 7th Street between Villa Calimesa Rd and Sandalwood Dr. This area is closed.

Gas service is currently interrupted for the South Mesa Mobile Home Park. For questions regarding gas restoration, please call 800-427-2200. Please be patient while SoCal Gas quickly and safely reaches each home. If you smell gas, call 9-1-1.

Residents are urged to use caution returning home as For more information, contact (951) 940-6985 or go to

To search if you live in the evacuation area please visit:

A shelter has been opened at Mesa Grande Academy, 975 Fremont Street, Calimesa, CA.

You can always call 211 for referrals to services near you.