Cliff Jackson's home on Keyes Drive in Poppet Flats survived the Silver Fire, and he came out during the Friday storm to try to keep a neighbor's drain clear and then shovel a clear path for her to get in and out of her trailer.
An estimated 1 inch to 1.5 inches of rain soaked the Silver Fire burn area in the San Jacinto Mountains on Friday afternoon, unleashing flows of black mud and debris in Poppet Flats as well as rocks in places on Highway 243.
The forecast for Saturday in the mountains on both sides of the San Gorgonio Pass, including the Silver Fire and Mountain Fire burns, calls for scattered showers and possible thunderstorms with locally heavy rain, National Weather Service meteorologist Jimmy Taeger said in a phone interview Friday night.
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The Silver Fire in August and the Mountain Fire in July combined to destroy 71 structures including 33 homes, scorched more than 70 square miles of mountain watersheds, and cost firefighting and other agencies more than $35 million, according to Cal Fire and the Forest Service.