Two people died Monday when a wildfire started southeast of Los Angeles in Southern California.

Officials say that the fire burned 2,000 acres and forced hundreds of people to leave their homes.  

On Monday night, fire officials in Riverside County, where the Fairview Fire was burning, told the public about the deaths. There was no more information.

The fire was going strong south of Hemet, a city with about 89,000 people. At 10:30 p.m., the California Department of Forestry

and Fire Protection/Riverside County Fire Department said it had spread to 2,000 acres and was only 5% under control.

In a video briefing on Monday, fire Capt. Richard Cordova said that the fire started around 2:00 p.m. and spread quickly.

The department of forestry and fire protection, also known as Cal Fire, said that 3,254 homes were told to leave their homes on Monday night.

The fire department said that one more civilian was hurt. The fire department said that seven buildings were destroyed and several more were hurt.

Most of California was warned about too much heat when the fire started. There has been a heat wave in the state for several days,

which has put a strain on the electric grid and led to calls to use less electricity.

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