Orange County Silverado Fire Burns Over 13,000 Acres with 25% Containment Wednesday October 28 2020

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

Orange County Fire Fighters gain more control over the Silverado Fire on Wednesday October 28 2020
Most residents are allowed to return home. Some Lake Forest Residents remain under evacuation.

Latest #SilveradoFire Updates on Wednesday October 28 2020 at 9:00pm

Current containment is at 32% and 13,390 acres have burned in Orange County Silverado Area.
Firefighters anticipate favorable weather will allow more containment.
Almost 80,000 Orange County Irvine and Lake Forests Residents were evacuated.
Most residents have been allowed to return home.

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.
The Fire started in the area of Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road that is Southwest of Silverado.

#SilveradoFire Time Line Wednesday October 28 2020

7:00pm: Cal Fire Silverado Fire Incident Update

13,390 Acres have burned with 32% containment. 1,557 Structures are threatened.

Fire Spread has slowed due to the decrease in winds and humidity over the fire area.
Firefighters continue to make progress constructing direct handling and working perimeter control.
Crews will maintain active patrol through the evening mopping-up and securing additional line.

5:30pm: City of Lake Forest Evacuation Update

Mandatory evacuations will remain in place in part of Portola Hills and part of Foothill Ranch overnight Weds., 10/28/20. The City will provide its next update at 6:00am Thursday October 29 2020.

3:00pm: City of Mission Viejo Update
The #SilveradoFire is no longer a threat to Mission Viejo and the evacuation warning has been lifted for Zone 1. This includes the communities of Painted Trails and Sky Ridge.

2:45pm: Evacuations Lifted (Cal Fire Twitter)

All Irvine Evacuation Orders and Warnings Have Been lifted.
(including areas north of Portola Parkway)

Lake Forest Evacuation Areas Lifted

Cal Fire has lifted mandatory evacuations on Zones 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

Lake Forest Mandatory Evacuation In Place

Zones 3 and 4 are still under mandatory evacuation.

Mission Viejo Evacuation Warning Lifted

The #SilveradoFire is no longer a threat to Mission Viejo and the evacuation warning has been lifted for Zone 1. This includes the communities of Painted Trails and Sky Ridge

Orange County Evacuations and Warnings Lifted

Communities South of El Toro and Valley Vista

1:00pm: OC Parks Update
Parks now OPEN: O’Neill, Aliso & Wood, Laguna Coast, Mason, Laguna Niguel, Craig, Tri-City.
Parks that remain CLOSED: Irvine Ranch Historic, Carbon Canyon, Irvine Regional, Peters Canyon, Santiago Oaks, Yorba, Whiting Ranch, Heritage Hill.

10:00am OC Parks Update

Parks now OPEN: Aliso & Wood, Laguna Coast, Mason, Laguna Niguel, Craig, Tri-City.
Parks that remain CLOSED: Carbon Canyon, Irvine Regional, O’Neill, Peters Canyon, Santiago Oaks, Yorba, Whiting Ranch, Heritage Hill.

9:35am: City of Irvine

We have no new updates at this time. Please continue to follow on Twitter for updates as they become available.

6:50am: City of Irvine: There has been no change since last night to evacuation orders in the City of Irvine. We continue to work with @IrvinePolice and OCFA to determine if additional areas may be reopened today.

#SilveradoFire Evacuation Information

Evacuation Orders Updated at 7:00pm Wednesday October 28 2020

Jackson Ranch and Williams Canyon
Modjeska Canyon

Lake Forest Zone 3 and Zone 4

Evacuation Warnings Updated at 7:00pm Wednesday October 28 2020

Silverado Canyon

Live Oak Canyon

Silverado Fire Evacuation Centers

Centers and Shelters During COVID-19 Pandemic Special Measures

Mandatory Face Masks/Social Distancing/Temperature Checks

Santiago Canyon College located at 8045 East Chapman Avenue in Orange
(Hours 8:00am-9:00pm)

Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center located at 24932 Veterans Way
(Hours 8:00am-9:00pm)
Call the Community center at 949-470-3062 or the Animal Services Center at 949-470-3045 for more information.

Animal Evacuation Center

Orange County Fair Grounds located at 905 Arlington Avenue in Costa Mesa
(Please Call (714) 708-1500 For More Information)

Road Closures Updated at 7:00pm Wednesday October 28 2020

Southbound 241 at Hwy 91

Northbound 261 at Irvine Blvd.

Northbound 133 at I-5

Santiago Canyon at Hwy 241

OCFA States Clarification on Santiago Canyon Road road closure Construction sign
– Hard closure from Silverado Canyon Rd to Live Oak Canyon Rd
– Silverado Canyon Rd is open to residents only
– Roads closed to Williams Canyon, Jackson Ranch and Modjeska, which remain under mandatory evac order

#SilveradoFire Planned Actions

Engines 148
Water Tender 12
Helicopter 8
Hand Crews 30
Dozers 8
Total Personel 1,211

Full Containment Expected on November 10 2020.

California Wildfire Relief Donations

Call 800-RED CROSS, visit https://redcross.org or text CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10.00 donation

Go Fund Me Page For Silverado Firefighters Who Were Critically Injured

Wildland Firefighting Foundation

#SilveradoFire Weather Wednesday October 28 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.

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

Unified Command Agencies

Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA)/Orange County Sheriff Department(OCSD)/Cal Fire/Irvine Police

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

Orange County Alert System

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

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

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 Silverado Fire Public Information Number is: (714) 628-7085.

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

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