World News – US – Silverado Fire: Orchard Hills evacuates: 50 acres, no containment

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ORANGE, Calif .– Bushfire burns in Santiago Canyon near Trabuco Springs, heading towards Irvine community of Orchard Hills, officials say

The fire burned at least 50 acres without containment at 9:15 a.m. Monday

Evacuations have been ordered for Orchard Hills on Irvine Boulevard from Bake Parkway to Jamboree at 9 a.m.

Fire is moving south, southwest, says Orange County Fire Authority captain Greg Barta

« We are very concerned about the Orchard Hills area in Irvine, » Barta said More communities in this area are at risk, according to Barta

Firefighters are moving to protect homes, although it is important for residents to evacuate safely to a safe place or with family, he says

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Smoke can be seen from Anaheim, Irvine, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita and surrounding towns Residents of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel have reported smelling smoke from the fire

Strong winds are currently blowing at a sustained speed of 50 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 80 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service This wind was expected to continue throughout the afternoon

With the winds, the threat of flying embers, which threatens homes and vegetation downwind, to the south and southwest of the event

Firefighters from multiple agencies tackle growing blaze burning near Irvine Air and ground attack underway

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Residents of Tustin and Foothill Ranch are urged to « stay alert » and « be ready to go, » Barta says, « particularly in the community of Orchard Hills in Irvine »

Caltrans also announced that it blocked the connectors between highways 91 and 241 shortly before 8:30 a.m.m

Silverado, Santiago Canyon, Orange County Fire Authority, California, Irvine

World News – United States – Silverado Fire: Orchard Hills evacuates: 50 acres, no containment


SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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