Silverado Canyon Fire Day 1 Updates


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Update at 10:54pm from Orange County EOC:
If power is out for more than 2 hours, throw away any food with a temperature of more than 40 degrees Farenheit.

Update at 10:53pm from Orange County EOC:
Food safety during power outages: food is safe if power is out for less than 2hrs. Keep fridge doors closed as much as possible.

Update at 10:50pm from Orange County EOC:
Safety tips for power outages: use only battery-operated flashlights, don’t use candles, unplug TVs and computers.

Update at 10:46pm from Orange County Sheriff Department:
Parts of Silverado Cyn have lost power as a result of fire @SCE working to restore.

Update at 9:59pm from Orange County Sheriff Department:
RedCross Evacuation Center at El Modena HS is CLOSED as of 10pm tonight

Update at 8:55pm from Orange County EOC:
A large animal evacuation site is open at the OC Fairgrounds.
Residents must call (714) 708-1588 before bringing an animal.

Update at 8:52pm from Orange County Red Cross:
Small animals are being accepted at the @OCAnimalCare shelter located at 561 The City Drive South, Orange, California 92868.

Update at 8:27 pm from Orange County EOC:
Pets not allowed at Red Cross Shelter. Evacuees may bring small animals to the OC Animal Shelter at 561 The City Dr, Orange.

Update at 7:20pm from Corona Fire Department: Silverado Fire Update – 1600 acres, forward spread stopped at the top of the Main Divide and Bedford Motorway. Still spreading to the east.

Update at 6:44 pm from Orange County Sheriff Department: – Evacuation Center OPEN @ El Modena HS at 3920 E. Spring St Orange.

Update at 6:12pm from Orange County Sheriff Department : MANDATORY EVACUATIONS starting @ 6pm for 30500 Silverado Cyn Rd east to end of canyon.
Update 5:37 pm: Orange County Sheriff Departments is reporting that Operational Area EOC remains activated to Level II to monitors activities related to fire.
Update at 5:28 pm from Corona Fire :The Silverado Fire is currently 1300 acres and moving southeast, west of Main Divide. As a contingency, we have staffed BR7, E7R, WT6.

Update at 5:02pm from Orange County Fire Authority : Silverado Canyon Fire has burned over 1300 acres and there is no estimation of containment.

Update at 4:43pm: Orange County Sheriff Department is reporting that Orange County Fire Authority Station # 15 located at 27172 Silverado Canyon Road will be the official Media Staging Area for the Silverado Canyon Fire.
Update at 3:22pm: OrangeCountyEOC is reporting that The 241 TollRoad is currently not affected by the #SilveradoFire. The Tollroad is open for all traffic.

Update at 2:56pm: Corona Fire Department is reporting that the Silverado Fire is up to 1,200 acres and has reached North Main Divide with extreme fire behavior. VLAT has been ordered.

Update at 2:32 pm: OCFA is reporting that the fire has burned over 1200 acres.
Update at 1:27pm: Orange County Fire Watch is reporting that 160 Firefighters, 5 Fixed Wing and 4 Helicopters are being used to fight the fire in Silverado Canyon.
Update at 1:33pm: The Orange County Red Cross is reporting that a Evacuation center is opening @ El Modena HS, 3920 E Spring St, Orange, CA. At this time there are no mandatory evacuations.
Update: 1:41pm: The Orange County Sheriff Department is reporting that Silverado Canyon Road will reopen for residents only at 2:00pm.

Missing Swimmer at Salt Creek Beach Right Now: Orange County Fire On Scene

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File Photo of salt creek beach by South OC Beaches

Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is reporting that they are searching for a missing swimmer in his 60's. The call time was 11:45 am. Orange County Fire Authority is conducting a search for the swimmer with a multi agency approach. OCFA is using a helicopter in their search. They are also using snorkel teams. 25 Firefighters from OCFA, Urban Surf and Rescue (US & R) and Laguna Beach Fire are assisting Life Guards and deputies.
We will try to keep you updated.
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