San Clemente High School on Lock Down Today: Students Being Released Right Now

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Updated to include Capistrano Unified School District Recap

Update: OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD) Twitter
3/4/15, 4:03 PM
#OCSDPIO:
San Clemente HS Bomb Threat UPDATE –
Campus has been CLEARED.
NO EXPLOSIVE DEVICES LOCATED.
Students being systematically released

Orange County Sheriff Department issued the following alert via Twitter today.
OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD)
3/4/15, 2:36 PM
#OCSDPIO: San Clemente – Bomb Threat at San Clemente High School. Hazardous Device Squad (HDS) on scene sweeping campus w/ bomb dogs.

Capistrano Unified has been keeping parents informed via their website.
Continue reading “San Clemente High School on Lock Down Today: Students Being Released Right Now”

San Clemente Parent Project Workshop Starts Tonight at 6:30pm

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The Orange County Sheriff Department and San Clemente Police Services presents a Parenting Workshop
called The Parent Project starting tonight, Thursday February 19 2015 at 6:30pm until 9:30pm.
The class will be at San Clemente High School Library.
San Clemente High School is located at 700 Avenida Pico. Continue reading “San Clemente Parent Project Workshop Starts Tonight at 6:30pm”

Silverado Fire Up to Date Info & Community Meeting at Calvary Church of the Canyons Tonight

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Photo Courtesy of Karin Horlick at karinppl@gmail.com

The Cleveland National Forest is reporting the following:

“The soft closure at Santiago Canyon Rd and Silverado Canyon Rd has been lifted as of 8pm, Monday, September 15. Portions of the Trabuco Ranger District remain closed in and around the fire area. A community meeting will be held at the Calvary Church of the Canyons at 7pm on Tuesday, September 16. The church is located at 8002 Silverado Canyon Rd. in Silverado.
Basic Information
Current as of September 16, 2014 at 9:28:27 AM PDT
Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin Friday September 12th, 2014 approx. 10:30 AM
Location Silverado Canyon
Incident Commander Don Garwood,Southern California Incident Management Team 2
Current Situation
Total Personnel 656
Size 968 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 91%
Estimated Containment Date Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Chaparral (6 feet)
fuel model 4, brush
Significant Events
Reduction in size is due to improved mapping and ground truthing. All evacuation orders lifted. Minimal spread due to successful suppression action.
Outlook
Planned Actions
Continued structure protection. Hold and improve existing fireline. Demob excess resources.Begin fire suppression repair.
Projected Incident Activity
No spread anticipated.
Remarks
This fire is being managed under unified command by the US Forest Service and the Orange County Fire Authority.
Silverado Cyn. Rd.is open to residents only at Santiago Cyn. Rd. The mandatory evacuation for the area east of 30311 Silverado Cyn. Rd has been lifted.
A community meeting will be held on Tuesday at 7pm at the Calvery Church of the Canyon.
Current Weather
Weather Concerns
High pressure remains. Temps will slowly reduce to the high 90’s. 20% chance of thunderstorms over the incident.”

For more information please link to USFS

Silverado Fire 80% Contained /Irvine Regional Park Closed/Zoo Closed

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Photo courtesy of karin Horlick at karinppl@gmail.com

Latest Twitter Communications from Silverado Canyon Fire Authorities

OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO)
9/15/14, 11:45 AM
Silverado Cyn Update – Fire is 80% contained.1059 fire personnel are still committed to the fire. FFs are working hard for 100% containment

OCParks (@OCParks)
9/15/14, 8:41 AM
Irvine Regional Park and OC Zoo remain closed for fire camp. Closure expected through midweek. #SilveradoFire

OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD)
9/14/14, 7:11 PM
#OCSDPIO: NEWS RELEASE – Silverado Canyon Mandatory Evacuation Orders Lifted #SilveradoFire @OCFA_PIO @ClevelandNF pic.twitter.com/fnCzIdV89P

OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD)
9/14/14, 7:15 PM
#OCSDPIO: #SilveradoFire UPDATE – AlertOC notification will be made to residents. Prepare to show ID to access Silverado Canyon Rd

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Photo courtesy of Karin Horlick at karinppl@gmail.com

South Coast Air Management District #SilveradoFire Day 3 Smoke Advisory

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Photo Courtesy of twitter.com/ocsd

SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
SMOKE ADVISORY
Valid Sunday, September 14, 2014
A wildland brush fire, named the Silverado Fire, is burning in the Silverado Canyon in the mountains of Orange County, south of the City of Corona in Riverside County. This morning it was reported to be 1600 acres with 20 percent containment. Smoke from the fire is mostly lofting into the atmosphere and visible over portions of Orange County and Riverside County. In locations were the smoke is impacting the surface, air quality will reach unhealthful levels.
Areas of direct smoke impacts and Unhealthy air quality will likely include:
the Saddleback Valley Area (Forecast Area 19);
portions of the Corona/Norco Area (Forecast Area 22);
portions of the Lake Elsinore Area (Forecast Area 25);
portions of the Capistrano Valley Area (Forecast Area 21).
Surrounding areas of Orange and Riverside Counties may reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups level, or higher, depending on continuing fire conditions and wind flows. Onshore sea breeze flows will likely keep smoke from the coastal areas through this afternoon.
Current fire information from the U.S. Forest Service can be found at
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4105/
In any area impacted by smoke: Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors. Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter. Run your air conditioner if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. To avoid worsening the health effects of wildfire smoke, don’t use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces.
SCAQMD Advisory updates can be found at the following link:
ftp://ftp.aqmd.gov/pub/globalist/Advisory.pdf

Silverado Canyon Fire 1600 Acres Burned and 10% Containment

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Photo courtesy of twitter.com/ocsd
The Silverado Canyon Fire has burned over 1600 acres and has displaced area residents. Currently there is a estimated 10% containment. Officials are reassessing evacuations. Yesterday three Firefighters required hospitalization due to heat related injuries. 280 Fire Personnel were on the scene yesterday. More personnel will be added today as they intend to hit it hard today. With the temperatures likely to be in the triple digits and possible lack of wind, firefighters started early today to combat the fire.

Corona Fire Department is stating that “reports say that there was no fire growth overnight and firefighters are making great progress. The US Forest Service, CalFire and other agencies have been working very hard to contain this wildfire.”
Yesterday at approximately 10:30 am The United States Forest Service (USFS) reported that a brush and grass fire began due to unknown origin. The fire began near the 30500 block of Silverado Canyon Road in the Cleveland National Forest. The fire area is in steep mountain slopes with dry vegetation.
The USFS reported that the wildfire was off of Silverado Canyon Road south of Corona. The Road closures are North Main, Indian Truck, Bedford, Maples Springs Road and Santiago Canyon Road between Hwy 241 and Live Oak Canyon Road.
30 homes in the uppermost section of the canyon are under mandatory evacuation. The Orange County Red Cross is reporting the Evacuation Center is located at 3920 E Spring Street in Orange. Pets are not allowed at the Red Cross Shelter. Small animals are to be brought to the OC Animal Shelter at 561 The City Drive in Orange. Large Animal evacuations are available at the OC Fairgrounds. Residents must call (714) 708-1588 before bring a animal.
Last night Orange County Sheriff Department (OCSD) reported that parts of Silverado Canyon had lost power as a result of the fire. Cal Fire is reporting that 130 homes are without power. The Orange County EOC provided safety tips for power outages: Use only battery operated flashlights, unplug computers and TVs, keep fridge doors closed as much as possible, if power is out more than 2 hours, throw away any food with a temperature of more than 40 degrees Farenheit.
OC Parks is reporting that Irvine Regional Park & OC Zoo are closed Sat & Sun. The park is hosting 500-1,000 firefighters & resources fighting the fire.
Yesterday the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory. Unhealthy air quality was likely in the Capistrano Valley Area. People with health related issues should avoid any vigorous exertion and remain indoors.
Residents seeking information regarding the Silverado Fire should call the Emergency Operation Center Public Information Hotline at (714) 628-7085.
For up to the minute information on the fire conditions you can access :
Twitter.com/#silveradofire
Twitter.com/ocgovca
Twitter.com/orangecountyEOC
The Orange County Fire Authority Station #15 located at 27172 Silverado Canyon Road is the official Media Staging Area.
South OC Beaches will try to bring you updates as they become available.
Please follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/southocbeaches

Silverado Canyon Fire Day 1 Updates

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Photos courtesy of twitter.com/ocsd

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.

South Coast Air Quality Management District Issues A Smoke Advisory Due to Santiago Canyon Fire

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Photo courtesy of twitter.com/ocsd

SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

SMOKE ADVISORY

Valid Friday, September 12, 2014

A wildland brush fire, named the Silverado Fire, is burning in the Silverado Canyon in the mountains of Orange County, south of the City of Corona in Riverside County. As of 1:00 PM it was reported to be 350 acres. Smoke from the fire is mostly lofting into the atmosphere and visible over portions of Orange County and Riverside County. In locations were the smoke is impacting the surface, air quality will reach unhealthful levels.

Areas of direct smoke impacts and Unhealthy air quality will likely include:
the Saddleback Valley Area (Forecast Area 19);
portions of the Corona/Norco Area (Forecast Area 22);
portions of the Lake Elsonore Area (Forecast Area 25);
portions of the Capistrano Valley Area (Forecast Area 21).

Surrounding areas of Orange and Riverside Counties may reach the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups level, or higher, depending on continuing fire conditions and wind flows. Onshore sea breeze flows will likely keep smoke from the coastal areas through this afternoon.

Current fire information from the U.S. Forest Service can be found at
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4105/

In any area impacted by smoke: Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors. Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter. Run your air conditioner if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. To avoid worsening the health effects of wildfire smoke, don’t use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces.

SCAQMD Advisory updates can be found at the following link:
ftp://ftp.aqmd.gov/pub/globalist/Advisory.pdf

Fire at Silverado Canyon Right Now

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Photo Courtesy of Karin Horlick at karinppl@gmail.com
The United States Forest Service (USFS) is reporting that at 10:30 am a brush and grass fire began due to unknown origin in Silverado Canyon. The USFS is the incident commander. Over 350 acres are burning and there is zero containment.
The Orange County Fire Authority is stating that The United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA)are working together in a unified command.nFire agencies are initiating an aggressive initial attack.
The Orange County Sherriff Department (OCSD) is reporting that Santiago Canyon Road is closed between Hwy 241 and Live Oak Canyon Road.
The USFS is reporting that the Wildfire is off of Silverado Canyon Road south of Corona. Road closures include: North Main, Indian Truck, Bedford, and Maple Springs Rd.
There are no evacuations at this time.
Orange County Emergency Operations Center (OCEOC)
has established a hotline at (714) 628-7085.
Wildfires can be harmful with at risk individuals. If you have breathing issues, please take necessary precautions.
For more information from the EPA, please link to EPA
This is a ongoing event, we will update you as soon as we are able to.
Update at 12:55pm: The United States Forest Service is reporting that the fire has zero percent containment. The fire area is in steep mountain slopes with dry vegetation in the Cleveland National Forest.
Update at 1:10pm OCSD and OCEOC are reporting that the only road closure is at Silverado Canyon Road and that Santiago Canyon Road remains open.

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Cadaver Dog found a Hot Spot a 1/4 Mile North of Tower 2 at Salt Creek Beach

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The Orange County Sheriff Department is reporting via Twitter that their cadaver dog indicates a “hot spot” a 1/4 mile north of LifeGuard Tower 2 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. The area has a depth of 15.5 feet of water where they are searching for the swimmer missing since August 24 2014. We will be brining you more updates as they become available.

OCSD and OCLG are searching Salt Creek Beach this morning for the Missing Swimmer

Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County LifeGuards join together in a recovery mission this morning, Wednesday September 3 2014 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. On August 24 2014 a 60 year old man visiting from out of state went missing in the ocean off Salt Creek Beach. A massive multi agency effort was immediately undertaken to rescue him. Shortly thereafter the same efforts went into a recovery effort. This morning The Orange County Sheriff Department and the Orange County LifeGuards are working together in their recovery efforts. Pictures are courtesy of OCSD on twitter.

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Pictures are courtesy of twitter.com/ocsd