Orange County Fire Department said 75,000 people had to be evacuated since Tuesday morning because of the Silverado fire. Two rapidly spreading wildfires have triggered evacuations in Yorba Linda and San Bernardino counties in Orange County, the fire department said Monday.
Orange County Fire Department said the Blue Ridge fire had burned 15,200 acres and damaged 10 homes. At 4: 30 p.m. on Monday, the Orange County Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the fire had burned 1,000 acres of land, evacuated 2,500 homes and damaged a 10-home house, according to a statement late Tuesday afternoon. The Glendale Fire Department reported that the spread of the fire was halted and evacuations were lifted at 4: 05 a.m., according to a department news release. In Yorba Linda, a town of about 1.5 million people in the southern part of the county, 70,000 homes were evacuated because of the Silverado fire and another fire burned on the west side of Lake Elsinore, about 30 miles north of Los Alamitos, Orange City Fire Chief Mark Pfeiffer said Monday at 4: 30 a.m. On the east side, in San Jacinto Valley of San Bernardino County, the Blue Ridge fire burned about 8,800 acres over 2.2 million square feet and has damaged 10 homes and two other fires.
Firefighters in Corona are also battling the blaze, but have so far reported no damage. East of Irvine, the fire was burning, which was only 5 percent contained by Tuesday morning, according to the Orange County Fire Department, which last reported it at 5: 30 a.m. on Monday. Firefighters are keeping the Blue Ridge fire, which has damaged 10 homes in Yorba Linda, under control.
The Blue Ridge fire in Yorba Linda grew much faster on Tuesday night. The largest of the two Monday fires was the Silverado Fire near Irvine, which sparked a larger blaze in southern Orange County, known as the "Silverado Fire," which had burned 13,354 acres by Tuesday evening.
A second blaze, the Blue Ridge Fire, burned a home and threatened hundreds of others in Yorba Linda north of the 91 Freeway, scorching 6,600 acres late Monday night. Meanwhile, firefighters responded to the Silverado Canyon fire that broke out in Orange County's San Gabriel Valley, forcing thousands of Orange County residents to evacuate their homes. As if that wasn't enough, a Blue First fire broke out in the area on Tuesday night, ravaging more than 3,000 acres and forcing the evacuation of more than 1,500 homes and the evacuation of hundreds more, the fire department said.
Ten homes were damaged in the blaze, but the location and extent of the damage was not immediately known as Orange County Fire Department called in more than 1,000 firefighters to fight the blaze. About 10 homes were damaged by a fire in Yorba Linda, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office. A location or extent of the damage was not immediately clear, but the Orange County Fire Department added that "more than a thousand firefighters" were battling the blaze.
Here's the latest on the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires, followed by the Orange County Fire Authority. As of Tuesday evening, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection would take command of both the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires, according to Fennessy.
Orange County is also battling the Blue Ridge Fire, a blaze that began Monday and has since spread to more than 1,000 acres and 10 damaged homes. The Blue First Fire has burned at least 15,200 acres, according to the Orange County Fire Department's Twitter account.
The Blue Ridge fire expanded significantly Tuesday to reach 15,200 acres, with 10 homes in Yorba Linda damaged, the fire department said. Several homes were damaged near the fire, CalFire said in its update. Ten homes were damaged by the fire, but the location and extent of the damage was not immediately known.
The two major fires that triggered the evacuations were the Blue Ridge Fire in Yorba Linda and the Orange County Fire Department's Fire Department. The county fire department said 1,588 firefighters were involved in both fires, which destroyed five buildings and damaged five others. Orange County officials are assigning firefighting to a team of firefighters from Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, as well as the Los Angeles County Sheriff.
About 500 firefighters are battling the Blue Ridge Fire in Yorba Linda, a blaze that broke out Wednesday night in Silverado Canyon and has since burned more than 7,000 acres. The fire has burned an area of 4,500 acres, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. In the US, nearly 230,000 people are without power and nearly 1.5 million people in Southern California are without water.
Most were quickly extinguished, but this time residents may have rattled in search of answers to the large fire that broke out in Orange County on Monday. Edison had been supplying power to more than 1.5 million homes and businesses in Southern California when the fire broke out in Orange County on Monday morning.