World News – US – Silverado fire explodes at 2,000 acres, 60,000 evacuations ordered

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ORANGE, Calif .– Wind-blown wildfire burns near Irvine community of Orchard Hills, officials say

The blaze, which started east of Tustin and north of Lake Forest, burned at least 2,000 acres without containment at 9:30 a.m.m Monday Authorities evacuated 60,000 residents of the region as of this report

Evacuations have been ordered for Orchard Hills on Irvine Boulevard from Bake Parkway to Jamboree at 9 a.m.

Authorities have closed Highway 241 connecting Santiago Canyon Road to Highway 133, and Orange County Fire Departments have said « structures are at risk »

On the slip roads on the 241 are closed from Highway 91 during this closure Drivers should avoid the area for the foreseeable future

According to Orange County Fire Captain Greg Barta, the fire is rushing south, southwest, through areas of canyons

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More communities in this area could be at risk, Barta says Residents who live in surrounding and neighboring neighborhoods should be prepared to evacuate if an order is given

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Firefighters are moving to protect homes, although residents must evacuate safely to a safe place or with family, he says

Irvine Police say the University Community Center at 1 Beech Tree Lane Quail Hill Community Center at 35 Shady Canyon Drive is available as a care and accommodation facility

Smoke from the Santiago fire was visible from Anaheim, Irvine, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita and surrounding towns Residents of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Niguel reported smelling smoke from the fire

Orange County is under a strong wind warning « all day, Monday According to the National Weather Service, high winds are currently blowing at a sustained speed of 50 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 80 miles per hour This wind was to continue throughout the afternoon

With the winds, the threat of flying embers, which threatens homes and vegetation downwind, to the south and southwest of the event

Firefighters from multiple agencies tackle growing blaze burning near Irvine Air and ground attack underway

Latest air attack vehicle in place to fight flames, OCFA says The « very large » helitanker, made available to firefighters by SoCal Edison, collects water from Lake Irvine during the shooting This heavy lift helicopter can drop up to 1000 gallons on fires

Residents of Tustin and Foothill Ranch are urged to « stay alert » and « be ready to go, » Barta says, « particularly in the community of Orchard Hills in Irvine »

Road Closures: Some roads are closed to allow emergency vehicles easy access Santiago Canyon Road was closed at the Jamboree at 8:15 am, officials advised Caltrans also announced it blocked connectors between highways 91 and 241 shortly before 8:30m

Silverado, Santiago Canyon, Orange County Fire Authority, Irvine, Southern California

World news – United States – Silverado fire explodes at 2,000 acres, 60,000 evacuations ordered


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