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Update 10:45 a.m
Highway 243 has been reopened in all directions, so all major highways are open. Motorists and residents in the mountain communities should expect to see a large amount of fire related traffic on Highway 243 and 74, especially in the Garner Valley area.
Mandatory evacuation orders are still in effect for the Andreas Canyon Club, south of Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, and for Bonita Vista, Pine Springs, and the Zen Mountain Center off of Apple Canyon Road.
Camp Ronald McDonald and Camp Joe Sherman have been voluntarily evacuated due to health concerns related to air quality.
For more up to the minute information, visit the San Bernardino National Forest Service Wildfire Information Site:
At 6:20 a.m. Inciweb updated all on the overnight activity of the Mountain Fire, road reopening, and the plan of attack for the day. The area of the Fire exploded to 14,200 acres and remains only10% contained.
Highway 243 has reopened in all directions:
Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Andreas Canyon Club (24 homes south of Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.)
Due to rugged terrain, the action plan remains to attack from the air, and by crew when possible.
Facebook images continue to flow in overnight as the Idyllic Mountain Fire rages on.the bright plume of smoke now heading eastward but still concerning fir residents and lovers of this beautiful, idyllic mountain.