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Crews work to clear Temescal Canyon Road at the Horsethief Canyon wash in California’s Temescal Valley.

The Holy fire burn areas in California’s Riverside and Orange counties appeared to escape damage after debris flows closed some roads, threatened an RV park and forced the rescue of a stranded elderly couple before Thursday’s (Nov. 29) storm began to recede, according to The Sun.

Things were more perilous in the San Bernardino Mountains, where flowing mud trapped cars and their drivers for several hours near Valley of the Falls Drive and Highway 38 between Forest Home and Mountain Home Village.

“So far, we’re very fortunate that no damage has been reported and we haven’t seen any in our patrols,” Cal Fire/Riverside County Fernando Herrera said early Thursday afternoon.

No injuries had been reported late Thursday in any of the three counties.

Temescal Canyon Road was closed north of Horsethief Canyon Road and at Squaw Mountain Road, at the entrance to Glen Ivy RV Park, where Herrera said many residents chose to shelter in place.

The park management had cleared drainages and installed K-rails, and “that pretty much saved the RV resort from getting overtaken by debris flows. Kudos to them,” Herrera said.

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