All evacuations lifted in Lake Elsinore for Holy Fire burn areas

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Friday, December 7, 2018
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All evacuations were lifted for the Holy Fire burn areas in Lake Elsinore a day after heavy rain doused the area.

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (KABC) -- All evacuations were lifted for the Holy Fire burn areas in Lake Elsinore a day after rain caused major mud flows in the region.

Crews assessed the storm damage on Friday. Mandatory evacuation orders were issued Thursday. They were downgraded to voluntary in the evening, then eventually lifted altogether Friday morning.

The heavy rain proved too much for some hillsides that gave way in the Holy Fire burn areas.

Video from the Leach Canyon area shows trash cans getting caught in the raging torrent of mud.

By Friday morning, crews were moving mud into the middle of streets to make way for cars, but some ended up getting stuck in the mess.

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