Orange County Evacuates Over 90,000 Residents Due to Silverado Fire Tuesday October 27 2020

#SilveradoFire Courtesy of Orange County Fire Authority Twitter Page
#SilveradoFire Courtesy of Orange County Fire Authority Twitter Page

Latest Silverado Fire Updates on Tuesday October 27 2020 at 6:30pm
Current Evacuation Numbers Revised by OCFA at 9:00am

The Cities of Irvine and Lake Forest in Orange County California, evacuates over 70,600 residents due to the Silverado Fire.

Current containment is at 5% and 12,600 acres have burned in Orange County.

More than 750 FireFighters are battling the #SilveradoFire with 14 helicopters.

Silverado Fire Origin

The Silverado Fire started at the break of dawn (6:47am) on Monday October 26 2020.
Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is the lead agency on the #Silveradofire.
OCFA states that this is a vegetation fire of 10 acres.
The Fire started in the area of Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road that is Southwest of Silverado.

Silverado Fire Time Line Tuesday October 27 2020

6:00pm: City of Lake Forest Twitter Feed
Whiting Ranch is still burning. @OCFA_PIO is working hard to prevent spreading.
Areas near Foothill Ranch still smoldering. Baker Ranch is still smoldering with flare-ups likely to occur throughout the night. Cal Fire will take over operations tonight at 6:30pm.

5:35pm: City of Irvine: Mandatory evacuations set for the Silverado Fire have been lifted at this time for the following areas in Irvine:
Everything east of the 133 Toll Road to Portola High School and everything north of Great Park Boulevard to Irvine Boulevard.
This also includes the commercial area west of Bake Parkway and south of Irvine Boulevard to Toledo Way.

4:00pm: OCFA: Homes under mandatory evac:
70,000 in Irvine
8,000 Lake Forest
2,500 in Yorba Linda

3:00pm: City of Lake Forest Twitter Feed

Mandatory evacuations in Baker Ranch, Foothill Ranch, and Portola Hills will continue to remain in place overnight Tuesday 10/27/20. Overnight accommodations should be made. Access into these areas remain closed.
The City will notify residents when they can return home.

2:15pm: City of Irvine: Mandatory evacuations set for the Silverado Fire have been lifted at this time for the following areas in Irvine:
Area 1 Everything south of Portola Parkway and west of the 133 Toll Road

2:00pm: City of Lake Forest Twitter Feed

There is still fire in Whiting Ranch. Alton has burned from the 241 to Irvine. All access into Baker Ranch, Portola Hills, and Foothill Ranch is closed.

2:00pm: OCFA: There is a new EVACUATION ORDER (Mandatory) for residents in Modjeska Canyon.

11:22am: City of Mission Viejo Message from Mission Viejo Mayor Brian Goodell Is Online
Mission Viejo Evacuation Map Is Online

9:58am Toll Roads Updates

Warning sign 133 Toll Road
NB I-5 connector to NB 133
NB 133 between I-5 and 241
NB 133 connector to NB 241
SB 133 between 241 and I-5

Warning sign 241 Toll Road
NB 241 from Oso Pkwy to SR 91
SB 241 between SR 91 and Lake Forest Dr

Warning sign 261 Toll Road
NB 261 between Irvine Blvd and 241/Santiago Canyon Rd
SB 261 between 241/Santiago Canyon Rd and Portola Pkwy

9:00am: OCFA Updates:
14 helicopters
11,200 acres
More than 750 firefighters
5% contained
10-15 mph winds with ridge top gusts reaching 35 mph
Residents under evacuation order:
70,000 Irvine
6,000 Lake Forest

8:57am: Mission Viejo Find Your Evacuation Zone Map Is Online

8:30am: OCFA Updates Includes Mission Viejo Evacuation Warning

Mission Viejo Evacuation Warning Area

El Toro Rd to the north
Marguerite Pkwy to the east
Upper Oso reservoir to the east
Los Alisos Blvd to the south

7:36am: City of Lake Forest Updates: “Evacuations remain in place in Lake Forest.
Care and Reception Center open at El Toro High School. Red Flag warning remains in effect until 6:00pm.”

7:30am: OCFA Updates for Modjeska Canyon Exit

If you are at Modjeska Canyon exit to the south out El Toro, all other traffic exit out to the north towards Santiago Canyon College.

7:30am: OCFA Updates Includes Canyon Evacuation Warnings
11,199 acres
5% containment
No structure loss

Silverado, Modjeska, Trabuco Canyons along Live Oak Canyon are under evacuation warning.
Evacuation orders for the Jackson Ranch & Williams Canyon

6:25am: City of Irvine Reports that “Our community centers opened at 6:00am and are staffed if you need somewhere to go. All locations can be found at City of Irvine Online Site.
Evacuations orders remain in place; we will provide updates as the become available.”

6:11am: City of Mission Viejo Evacuation Warning

Zone 1 in Mission Viejo – Painted Trails and Sky Ridge communities north of the 241 Toll Road. An evacuation warning is not mandatory, however residents are being asked to prepare to evacuate…

2:30am: National Weather Service Issues High Wind Warning in Southwestern California
Warning in effect till 2:00pm

2:00am: City of Lake Forest Reports that there are no new evacuation orders or warnings.

#SilveradoFire Time Line Monday October 26 2020

11:00pm: City of Irvine: All community centers closed for the evening at 10:00pm and will reopen tomorrow at 6:00am. Woodbridge and University High Schools will serve as overnight facilities until all individuals and families can be placed through the American Red Cross.

10:00am: City of Lake Forest reports that all of Portola Hills is under Mandatory Evacuation.

6:00pm: IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER (Mandatory) for all residences between Great Park and Bake, and north of Toledo until the city limits (City of Irvine Twitter)

4:48pm: No Structure loss due to fire. 500 Firefighters Fighting Fire . 7200 Acres burned.
Zero Containment(OCFA)

Governor @GavinNewsom announced that California has secured an Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from FEMA to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the #SilveradoFire burning in Orange County.

3:55pm: The City of Lake Forest issues an evacuation warning for the zones 4,5,7,8 in Foothill Ranch.
At this time it is not mandatory. More at City of Lake Forest Silverado Fire Update Page.

3:42pm: City of Lake Forest Mandatory evacuation for zones 1,2,3,9 Baker Ranch area.
City is setting up a Care and Reception Center at El Toro High School located at 25255 Toledo Way.

1:30pm: Mandator Evacuation Orders: Homes south of Irvine Blvd. to Trabuco Rd. and from Jeffrey Rd. east to Portola High School.

1:00pm: 4000 Acres Burned

12:15pm: Two OCFA Handcrew Members were critically injured.

11:50am: Current Orange County Park closures due to high winds: Craig, Irvine, Peters Canyon, Santiago Oaks, Laguna Niguel, O’Neill and Mason regional, Aliso & Wood, Laguna Coast and Whiting Ranch wilderness

10:35am: Closures: The Southern Open Space Preserve that include Bommer Canyon, Quail Hill, and Shady Canyon.
(City of Irvine)

10:14am: Road Closures Road closures (OCFA Twitter)
Portolla from 241 to Jamboree/241 from the 133 to Santiago /Santiago Canyon Rd from Cooks to the 241

10:14am: 500 Fire Fighters Fighting Fire of 500 acres  (OCFA Twitter)

9:52am: 500 Acres have burned (Cal Fire Twitter)(corrected by Cal Fire Twitter 10:16am)

9:35am: Fire Has Jumped 241 Tollroad (OCFA Twitter)

8:50am: City of Newport Beach reports that smoke and ash threatens air quality

8:40am: City of Irvine Issues Mandatory Evacuation for 60,000 Residents

6:47am: Vegetation Fire near Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road in the Orange County California area of Trabuco.

#SilveradoFire Evacuation Information

City of Irvine Evacuation Zone Map is Online
Map Last Updated on October 27 2020 at 5:30pm
Irvine California #silveradofire evacuation and repopulation map October 27 2020

October 26 2020 at 8:40am: The City of Irvine Evacuation Zone is currently within Jamboree and Bake bordering Meadow and bordering Santiago Canyon Road.

Irvine Evacuation Centers

Centers and Shelters During COVID-19 Pandemic Special Measures

Mandatory Face Masks/Social Distancing/Temperature Checks

Irvine Community Centers Open From 6:00am-10:00pm

Several Care and Reception centers have been set up for Irvine residents and pets at:

University Community Center located at at 1 Beech Tree Lane in Irvine
Update: October 26 2020 at 12:00pm: Center if Full
Phone Number is (949) 724-6815

Quail Hill Community Center located at 35 Shady Canyon Drive
Update: October 26 2020 at 12:00pm: Center if Full
Phone Number is (949) 724-6814

Los Olivos Community Center located at 101 Alfonso Drive

Harvard Community Center located at 14701 Harvard

Rancho Senior Center located at 3 Ethel Coplen Way

Irvine Overnight Centers
Updated on October 27 2020 at 5:30pm

Woodbridge High School located at 2 Meadowbrook

The following sites have been set up to assist evacuated residents:

Village Church of Irvine located at 77 Post

Mariners Church located at 5001 Newport Coast Drive

Newport Coast Community Center located at 6401 San Joaquin Hills Road in Newport Beach(currently at capacity)

Lake Forest Care and Reception Center

El Toro High School located at 25255 Toledo Way

Mission Viejo Temporary Evacuation Point (TEP)
Masks must be worn & social distancing is required.

Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center located at 24932 Veterans Way

Call the Community center at 949-470-3062 or the Animal Services Center at 949-470-3045 for more information.

Road Closures

Last Updated by The Toll Roads at 5:38pm on October 27 2020

133 Toll Road
NB I-5 connector to NB 133
NB 133 between I-5 and 241
NB 133 connector to NB 241
SB 133 between 241 and I-5
SB I-5 connector to NB 133

241 Toll Road
NB 241 fully closed from Oso Pkwy to SR 91
SB 241 between SR 91 and Lake Forest Dr

261 Toll Road
NB 261 between Irvine Blvd and 241/Santiago Canyon Rd
SB 261 between 241/Santiago Canyon Rd and Portola Pkwy

School Closures

Wednesday October 28 2020: Irvine Unified is closed. Tustin Unified Open on Wednesday.

Tuesday October 27 2020: Tustin Unified and Irvine Unified

Orange County Fire Authority Silverado Fire Video

#SilveradoFire Planned Actions

Orange County Fire Authority Crews aggressively attacking the fire with 14 Helicopters and 750 Firefighters.

#SilveradoFire Projected Incident Activity

Orange County Fire Fighters on scene of (11,200) Acre Fire

750 Fire Fighters Fighting Fire

Wind Driven Fire with a moderate rate of spread.

#SilveradoFire Weather Tuesday October 27 2020

South Coast Air Quality Management District Smoke Advisory is Online

If you smell smoke or see ash due to a wildfire, limit your exposure by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed or seeking alternate shelter, and avoiding vigorous physical activity.

Silverado expects moderate temperatures with low humidity and wind gusts up to 35 mph.

10-15 mph winds with ridge top gusts reaching 35 mph

#SilveradoFire Fighting Personnel

Orange County Fire Authority Ground and Air support are currently battling the flames.

Southern California Edison Wildfire Power Shut Off Map is Online

When there is a high risk for a wildfire SCE may temporarily shut off power to your neighborhood to prevent our electric system from becoming the source of an ignition.
See the interactive map to search impacted areas as well as locations of SCE Community Crew Vehicles and Community Resource Centers.

Southern California Edison (SCE) Wildfire Page is Online

Orange County Alert System

Please stay connected to Orange County Alerts by signing up at Alert OC

#SilveradoFire Information Center

This is a Fast Moving Story. Please contact Orange County Authorities for the lastest information.

Orange County Fire Authority is the Lead Agency

Media staging at the entrance of Irvine Regional Park at 1 Irvine Park Road in Irvine

Cal Fire Silverado Fire Incident Page Is Online

Orange County Sheriff Department (OCSD) is on Twitter

City of Irvine Evacuation Zone Map Is Online

OC Parks Information Is On Twitter

Orange County Sheriff Resources During A Disaster Page is Online

City of Irvine Silverado Fire Update Page Is Online

City of Irvine is on Twitter

City of Lake Forest Is On Twitter
City of Lake Forest Resident Hotline: Call (949) 461-3536

Mission Viejo Official Information is On Twitter

Mission Viejo Evacuation Map Is Online
Call the Community center at 949-470-3062 or the Animal Services Center at 949-470-3045 for more information.

Government Fire and Smoke Map Of Your Area Is Online

Anyone in the evacuation zone needing medical assistance is advised to call 949-529-4774.

Emergency information line only: 714-573-6210.

South OC Beaches will do their best to update information as it becomes available

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