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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Silverado, Irvine
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: OCFA
  • Size (acres): 12,466
  • Percent Contained: 98%
  • Estimate of Containment: November 7, 2020
  • Personnel: 272
  • Structures Destroyed: 5

Silverado, Orange County Fire Authority. Nine miles east of Irvine, CA. Chaparral, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Area, road and trail closures in effect.

November 1, 2020 at 10:41 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.

Evacuation Orders/Warnings:

All Evacuation Orders & Warnings have been lifted for the Silverado Fire

Road Closures:

Hwy 241 Northbound from Alton Pkwy to Hwy 261 still remains close
Hwy 133 Northbound from I-5 to Hwy 241 still remains closed
Southbound 241 from Hwy 133 to Alton Pkwy
(All southbound traffic diverted to Southbound Hwy 133)
Animal Evacuation Points:

OC Animal Care Services: 1630 Victoria Roads, Tustin, CA 92782

October 30, 2020 at 7:39 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/Warnings:

All Evacuation Orders & Warnings have been lifted for the Silverado Fire

Road Closures:

Hwy 133 Northbound from I-5 to Hwy 241
Hwy 241 Northbound from Alton Pkwy to Hwy 261
Temporary Evacuation Points:

Norman P. Murray Community Center 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

El Toro High School 25255 Toledo Way, Lake Forest 24 Hours

Animal Evacuation Points:

OC Fair and Events Center: 905 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa. Please call 714-708-1500 for more information.

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 8:46 AM

Firefighters worked through the night Mopping-up and bolstering control lines. Crews will take advantage of favorable conditions today to build additional line, mop-up, and patrol the fire perimeter. 1,553 structures remain threatened.

October 28, 2020 at 2:54 PM

Effective Immediately

IRVINE – Evacuation orders are lifted
All Evacuation orders and warnings are lifted in Irvine, including areas north of Portola Parkway.

LAKE FOREST – Evacuation Orders and Warnings are lifted in the following zones:
LF1: is bordered on the north by the City limit of Lake Forest, to the east by the CA 241 Toll. road, to the south by Alton Pkwy and Bake Pkwy, to the west by Empire.
LF2: All Communities with access from Alton Parkway and East of CA-241 to Whiting Ranch.
LF5: All communities along Glenn Ranch Road south of Fawn Ridge Road and South of Pendelton Road.
LF6: All Communities south of Bake Parkway and Portola Parkway.
LF7: All businesses along Portola Parkway.
LF8: All businesses along Portola Parkway.
LF9: is bordered on the north by Alton Pkwy, to the east by CA 241 Toll Road, to the south Bake Pkwy and to the west by Commercentre Dr.

ORANGE COUNTY – The following Evacuation Orders and Warnings are Lifted:

Zone MV1: Communities south of El Toro Road & Valley Vista
ZoneT3: Communities south of El Toro Road & Valley Vista (TRU 3 and MV 1)

October 28, 2020 at 7:54 AM

Fire behavior was moderate last night with minimal activity as the red flag conditions ended and weather conditions turned favorable. Today, fire crews will reinforce existing controlled lines. With favorable weather, fire crews will find opportunities to establish more control lines. Fire crews will continue to protect any threatened property. Please be aware of fire personnel and vehicles in the area as they continue firefighting operations.

69,058 structures remain threatened.

Please visit the online evacuation map for evacuation orders:
http://www.tinyurl.com/OCevac

October 27, 2020 at 8:46 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. Crews will take advantage of this evening’s conditions to build containment lines.

  • Active fire behavior with running, spotting and wind driven runs
  • Structures remain threatened
  • Early up aircraft being requested
  • Orange County Emergency Operation center threatened
  • Critical communication infrastructure threatened
  • Bee Canyon landfill and Methane generation plant threatened
  • Rattlesnake water treatment plant threatened
  • The City of Irvine issued a mandatory evacuation order for all communities north of Irvine Blvd, between Jamboree and Blake Pkwy Threats to the communities of Irvine, Tustin, Whiting Ranch Regional Park, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Portola Hills, Silverado Canyon, Williams Canyon and Black Star Canyon, Limestone Canyon Regional Park and Mission Viejo Federal air and ground resources assigned
  • Unified command with CAL FIRE, Orange County Fire Authority and Chino Valley Fire Protection District
  • CAL FIRE IMT-6 (Veik) in command

October 27, 2020 at 9:32 AM

October 26, 2020 at 11:43 AM

October 26, 2020 at 9:46 AM

Evacuation map from the City of Irvine: https://cityofirvine.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c452152c1a5a46129dde513d8652e81e

October 26, 2020 at 9:39 AM