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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Blue Ridge
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: ORC
  • Size (acres): 13,964
  • Percent Contained: 99%
  • Estimate of Containment: November 10, 2020
  • Personnel: 335
  • Structures Destroyed: 1

Blue Ridge, Orange County Fire Authority. One mile north of Corona, CA. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Area and trail closures in effect.

November 1, 2020 at 10:40 AM

Crews worked through the night patrolling and mopping up the fire perimeter. Crews will remain active today. Firefighters will continue reinforcing lines today and completing fire suppression repair.

October 30, 2020 at 7:41 AM

Firefighters worked through the evening patrolling and mopping up the fire perimeter. Light winds and overnight humidity allowed fire activity to subside overnight. Damage inspection continues.

Evacuation Orders

All Evacuation Orders have been lifted for the Blue Ridge Fire

Animal Evacuations OC Animal Care Services: 1630 Victoria Road Tustin CA

October 29, 2020 at 8:18 PM

Firefighters continued building additional containment line today. Decreased winds and increased humidity have stopped fire growth. Crews will mop-up and patrol this evening mitigating hot spots that may threaten the fire perimeter. Damage assessment teams have surveyed the fire area and are 95% complete.

October 29, 2020 at 8:49 AM

All Evacuation Orders and Warnings for the Blue Ridge Fire have been lifted and repopulation has begun as of yesterday 5:00 PM. Fire spread has slowed due to the decrease in winds and humidity over the fire area. Firefighters continue to make progress constructing direct handline and working perimeter control. Crews will maintain active patrol through the evening, mopping up and securing additional line.

Evacuation Orders

All Evacuation Orders have been lifted for the Blue Ridge Fire

Evacuation Warnings

All Evacuation Warnings have been lifted for the Blue Ridge Fire

Road Closures

NONE

October 28, 2020 at 7:46 AM

20,099 structures remain threatened. Active fire behavior with running and creeping was observed overnight.

October 27, 2020 at 8:51 PM

Extreme fire weather conditions continued today, strong and gusty northeast winds prevailed across the area with gusts between 30 and 50mph. Winds will be much weaker this evening in the 20-25 mph range. Firefighters will take advantage of this evening’s conditions to build containment lines.

Evacuation Orders:

Evacuations have been ordered in Yorba Linda, Chino Hills, and the Sleepy Hollow area of Brea. Olinda Ranch and Brea Hills

Yorba Linda

YBL09, YBL04, YBL10, YBL08, YBL01, YBL11, Area includes Olinda Village and Hollydale

Visit the Interactive Evacuation Maps for Each County Here:

https://tinyurl.com/SBCOEVAC

https://tinyurl.com/OCEVAC

  • Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, long-range spotting and running
  • Structures remain threatened
  • Early up aircraft being requested
  • Major train routes from the Inland Empire into Los Angeles affecting both commerce and business travel
  • Multiple 500kV and 220kV transmission lines threatened
  • Evacuation orders in place for Yorba Linda, Chino Hills, and the Sleepy Hollow area of Brea
  • Damage inspection team ordered
  • Road and trail closures in the area
  • Unified command with CAL FIRE, Orange County Fire Authority and Chino Valley Fire Protection District
  • Federal air resources assigned
  • CAL FIRE IMT-6 (Veik) in command

October 27, 2020 at 9:36 AM

The weather is expected to improve today w/winds predicted @ 10 mph w/gusts of 20. Aircraft is anticipated to be used provided the weather cooperates.

There are 4,688 homes (15,331 people) under mandatory evacuation orders in Chino Hills. An additional 2,850 people are under an evacuation warning.

NEW MANDATORY EVACUATIONS
Tuesday, Oct. 27 8:15 am
Soquel Cyn. Pkwy. south side from Elinvar Drive east to Butterfield Ranch Road
Summary – Everything south of Soquel Cyn Pkwy. east to Butterfield Ranch Road is under Mandatory Evacuation Orders.

Tuesday, Oct. 27 7:45 am
Butterfield Ranch Area
West side of Butterfield Ranch Road
Pine Avenue south to SR71

Mandatory Evacuations Ordered
4:25 a.m. Oct. 27

South of Soquel Canyon Parkway
The entire area of Bell Ridge Drive and Golden Terrace Drive on the west to Misty Hill Drive on the east

Community north of Soquel Canyon Pkwy. at Pipeline Ave. (west of Wickman Elementary) – Winged Foot Way, Pebble Beach Lane, Singing Hills Drive, August Drive, Pebble Beach Lane, Firestone Lane

Blue Ridge Fire has burned 8,000 acres.

Areas Still Under Evacuation….
10:30 p.m. Oct. 26
All of Carbon Canyon from the County Line (west of Sleepy Hollow) to Summit Ranch on both the north and south sides of Carbon Canyon Road.

This includes Sleepy Hollow, Hill of Hope, Hillcrest, Oak Tree Downs, Pine Valley Estates, Western Hills Estates, Summit Ranch on the north.

Sleepy Hollow, Valley Springs/Western Hills Oaks, Carriage Hills, and Old Carbon Canyon Road on the south.

ADDITIONAL AREAS STILL UNDER EVACUATION ORDERS (effective 5:35 pm 10/26):
Village Oaks Area – west of Peyton Drive near Bayberry: Oak Creek Road, Oak Canyon Drive, Oak Crest Drive

Vellano – entire community

EMERGENCY EVACUATION CENTER
Chino Hills Community Center
14250 Peyton Drive
This location will also serve as the location for a Small Animal Shelter and is being run by the Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A. Only service animals are being allowed inside the Community Center. Other small animals are being cared for in cages by staff from Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A.

LARGE ANIMAL SHELTER SITE
McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center
14280 Peyton Drive
This is the location for Large Animal Evacuations and is being run by the Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A.