“Both are intubated at this time,” Fennessy said outside of Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. And he used to manage Laguna Beach’s emergency operations. Office Hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily Tuesday - Friday and as staff is available Saturday - Monday Trails may be closed for up to three days after rain. The fire was intentionally started. The city of Ontario, along with most of Southern California, was expecting significant wind storms and an increased chance of vegetation fires. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions. +1-714-288-1100 santiagohillscleaners@gmail.com The area was put under a mandatory evacuation order as the Silverado fire threatened homes. She frequents Mammoth Lakes and Mountain for hiking, biking & skiing and for her dogs to frolic in the snow and lakes. Erika Ritchie reports on South Orange County coastal communities, military issues and Camp Pendleton for the OC Register. A man uses a hose to attempt to put out a fire in a tree after the Bond Fire, driven by high winds, threaten homes on Santiago Canyon Road near Silverado Canyon on Thursday, December 3, 2020. The 241 is closed from Santiago to the 133. "[4], The fire moved into the Cleveland National Forest and crossed the path of the Santa Ana Mountains, singeing the slopes. Soon after, came the first round of mandatory evacuations, in Orchard Hills, affecting about 60,000 residents in the community east of Irvine. Open: 7 a.m. to sunset year round. [8], A $250,000 reward is offered to anyone with information on the suspected arsonist(s), as the fire has been confirmed as being initiated by arson with two separate points of origin. At Santiago Hills Cleaners with over 35 years of experience, we strive to deliver excellent customer service by keeping our customers’ clothes looking new with their colors not fading and smelling fresh. The members of the Santiago Hand Crew, of the Orange County Fire Authority suffered critical burns while battling the fast-moving blaze, according to … Or, contact our editors by emailing moderator@scng.com. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Smoke rolls across Portola Parkway at The 241 Toll Road during the Silverado Fire in Irvine, CA, on Monday, October 26, 2020. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: A sprinkler sprays water on a grassy area in the Orchard Hills Neighborhood where a mandatory evacuation takes place because of the Silverado Fire on Monday, October 26, 2020. Ground and Air support are currently battling the flames. The strong winds hindered firefighting efforts: Officials said helicopters battling the Silverado fire had to be pulled from the blaze around 10:30 a.m. because the winds made water drops ineffective. We are providing free access to this article. IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- Amid red-flag conditions brought on by gusting winds and dangerously low humidity, the Silverado Fire raced across terrain in … Bond Fire Prompts Closures of Portions of The Toll Roads. The blaze erupted for unknown reasons at 6:47 a.m. in the area of Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon roads, and by late Monday afternoon had blackened 7,200 acres, Orange County Fire … Erika’s passionate about animals and outdoor adventure. Outages threatened more than 117,000 Southern California Edison customers in six Southern California counties with a power shutoff, according to the agency. Sections of the 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads have been impacted. That fire consumed 28,000 acres and destroyed 42 structures. Wind gusts were at around 45 mph in the area, according to the National Weather Service. Several schools in the Irvine and Tustin school districts moved students to other campuses or released students early. All schools in Irvine, Tustin and Placentia-Yorba Linda school districts announced they’d also be closed for instruction, including distance learning, on Tuesday, the districts announced. It's a fluid situation in Irvine as the so-called Silverado Fire in the Santiago Canyon area. By nightfall, 90,800 had been forced to evacuate. The Orange County Fire Authority has announced a mandatory evacuation order for the Orchard Hills community on Irvine Boulevard from Bake Parkway to Jamboree Road. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Crews battle the Silverado Fire along The 133 Freeway near Irvine Boulevard in Irvine, CA, on Monday, October 26, 2020. One of them had burns on 65% of his body while the other had burns on 50%, the chief said. [5] President George W. Bush furthered the response effort in the state by ordering federal assistance to aid with state and local efforts. November 2 Updates. A fire broke out near Silverado Canyon with winds driving the fire out. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: A firefighter sets up a hose along homes on Oceano in the Orchard Hills community in Irvine, CA on Monday, October 26, 2020. The area got a mandatory evacuation order as the Silverado fire threatened homes. IRVINE, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2020) – The Bond Fire that broke out Thursday morning in Santiago Canyon has led the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to order closures of some segments of The Toll Roads. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Orchard Hills resident Jesse Ortiz with his dog Pancake, watches as smoke from the Silverado fire overtakes his neighborhood and forces a mandatory evacuation. Alma Fausto is a crime, breaking news and public safety reporter for the Register. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: As flames and smoke from the Silverado fire crest over the 241 toll road and Portola Parkway, the Highway Patrol shuts down traffic on Monday, October 26, 2020. Firefighters were initially battling the fire with air support, the Orange County Fire Authority said, adding that it was moving at a “moderate rate of speed.”. The Santiago Fire was a wildfire located near Santiago Canyon in Orange County, California, U.S., and one of thirty California wildfires of October 2007. He said he wasn’t too worried but will be checking into a motel with his family of four on Monday, October 26, 2020. 11/06 11:00 a.m.: The Silverado Fire in Orange County is now 98% contained at 12,466 acres. She’s an Orange County native from Costa Mesa, and in her spare time likes to read and contribute to causes related to literacy. Filed Under: KCAL 9, Santiago Canyon fire, Silverado FIre REAL-TIME EVACUATION MAP NEAR IRVINE (CBSLA) — The Silverado Fire broke out Monday east of Irvine and quickly exploded to … “Structures are threatened,” OCFA said just before 9 a.m. October 26, 2020 11/02 8:30 a.m.: Just before 2 p.m., Irvine city officials announced another round of evacuations for residents in the areas from Irvine Boulevard south to Trabuco Road and from Jeffrey Road east to Portola High School. Irvine Regional Park was closed for fire operations to assist during the fire. “It would have to march through these homes, like a major doomsday” to get to his home, Clift said. The fire was fully contained on November 9, after reaching 28,400 acres (115 km2). And he used to manage Laguna Beach’s emergency operations. Jordan Villwock got his family ready as a strike team deployed along his street. Previously, she lived in New York City while studying at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she covered the growing Mexican immigrant population in the city. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Johnny Jo packs up his family’s belongings in the Orchard Hills community in Irvine, CA on Monday, October 26, 2020. “We loaded up our boxes we pre-established to grab during an evacuation,” he said. The blaze, dubbed the Silverado Fire, erupted in the Santa Ana Mountains around 6:45 a.m. at Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon roads. The firefighters were working near where the fire started, the chief said, adding that authorities have requested an accident review team from the state handle the investigation. She has been on the board of the Orange County Press Club since 2015. Crews were making progress on a brush fire on Monday evening that burned about 155 acres south of Santiago Canyon near the northbound 241 Freeway, Orange County officials said. Started: January 15, 2021 Acres burned: 715 Containment: 60% Description: The fire is located at Bonita Vista Rd and Apple Canyon Rd, north of Garner Valley. The fire was intentionally started.[2]. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Firefighters battle the Silverado fire off Santiago Canyon Road where fierce winds cause problems on Monday, October 26, 2020. Much of the area was under mandatory evacuation as the Silverado fire threatened homes. The Silverado Fire jumped the 241 Freeway from east to west earlier Monday, forcing the road to close between Santiago Canyon Road and the 133 Freeway. Find more information, directions, or if you even want to give us a call visit our contact page! https://t.co/J3qNBqdzoW, — OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSheriff) October 27, 2020. The Santiago Fire was a wildfire located near Santiago Canyon in Orange County, California, U.S., and one of thirty California wildfires of October 2007. Some people chose to navigate the area via bicycle since getting around by car was difficult. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG), ORANGE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Police and firefighters are out in full force on Jeffrey and Portola in Irvine where smoke fills the sky from the wind-driven Silverado fire on Monday, October 26, 2020. Though the streets were devoid of people, they were awash with branches and other matter blown by the wind. “It’s a big mess out here, it’s all around us,” said Joanne Hubble, who lives deep in Harding Canyon, in the Modjeska Canyon area. But according to the notice and spokesman Chris Abel, a lashing wire connected to telecommunication lines, not to Edison equipment, may have come in contact with Edison’s overhead primary conductor, and that may have caused the fire. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: A dazed-looking coyote stands on a strawberry field off Portola Parkway in Irvine where smoke from the Silverado fire fills the air on Monday, October 26, 2020. Current Incidents. Jeremy Clift, 49, was among several people standing at Irvine Boulevard and Sand Canyon Avenue watching smoke drift across Irvine Boulevard from the 133 Freeway. Journalism allows Erika’s penchant for telling human stories of conflict, struggle and joy. By late Monday, the blaze had burned through 7,200 acres as the Santa Ana winds continued to push flames toward homes. The Silverado Fire in Orange County has burned more than 2,000 acres and is growing Monday. Connect with I US D. Quicklinks. Staff writers Eric Licas and Emily Rasmussen contributed to this story. More than 18,000 customers had power shut off because of elevated fire risk. She runs, stand-up paddles and skis - both alpine and x-country. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Fire gets close to homes off Portola Parkway in Portola Springs where a mandatory evacuation was ordered on Active Incidents. Santiago Hills. [4], California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in several California counties where fires were ongoing. It’s off Highway 241 and Santiago Canyon Road in Orange County, per Cal Fire. IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Firefighters battle the Silverado fire off Santiago Canyon Road where fierce winds cause problems on Monday, October 26, 2020. Many pointed out it was difficult to breathe as ash rained from the thick air. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Orchard Hills resident Ruby Johnson takes photos and valuables with her as she and her husband get ready to leave during a mandatory fire evacuate on Monday, October 26, 2020 because of the Silverado fire. Both men have second- and third-degree burns. The fire was first reported at Santiago and Silverado Canyon roads. Mandatory evacuations for Orchard Hills on Irvine Blvd: From Bake to Jamboree. As of this afternoon, the Silverado Fire evacuation orders have been lifted for the city of Irvine and instruction will resume tomorrow (10/29) across all academic models as follows: Orange County Fire Authority Chief Brian Fennessy told reporters Monday afternoon that the two injured firefighters, ages 26 and 31, are part of a hand crew. The company has no indication that there were downed lines in the area at the time the fire started, officials said in a notice filed Monday to the California Public Utilities Commission. Smoke alarms should be installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level. “We’re experiencing … very high winds, very low humidities. Several schools were evacuated. Residents on social media shared images of dark-orange skies and smoke moving quickly past, driven by the wind. In Foothill Ranch, where evacuations were ordered later in the afternoon, some residents were ready to go. Twelve houses were destroyed in Santiago Canyon. Since joining the Register in 2001, she’s at times covered every city in South Orange County delving into development, housing, transportation, county government and social issues. Her monthly Everyday Hero feature does just that, highlighting achievements of some of Orange County’s most dedicated volunteers and non-profit leaders. Southern California Edison was investigating whether one of its power lines was involved in igniting the Silverado fire. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Mandatory evacuations were issued for Santiago … Containment is the percentage of the fire perimeter where flames are not expected to jump hand-cut lines or natural barriers such as rivers or roads. She grew up bilingual in German and conversational in French. “But I’m also told that we can expect (winds) to increase in the early (Tuesday) morning hours,” he said. “Please keep these firefighters in your thoughts and prayers, and their families,” Fennessy said. The scenario was a familiar one. He did not give any other details on what happened when the firefighters were injured. In Foothill Ranch, the Santiago Canyon Estates, and Portola Hills, the fire reached the back yards of houses, but no homes were destroyed in those three neighborhoods. Authorities reported the blaze had jumped the 241 toll road, prompting parts of it to be closed, according to the California Highway Patrol. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG). This is a very hazardous job.”. The Santiago fire is 155 acres and 80 percent contained, with the forward spread stopped. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Flames pop up along The 241 Toll Road at Portola Parkway during the Silverado Fire in Irvine, CA, on Monday, October 26, 2020. Santiago Hills Cleaners is located in the city of Orange. Default Image for Articles. Clift, who has lived in his Irvine home near the evacuation zone for eight years, said he was somewhat worried about having to leave it at some point. We work hard to achieve this by staying on top of newest advance, environmentally-friendly technology. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG), IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Fires sprout up off Portola Parkway in Irvine where smoke from the Silverado fire fills the sky on Monday, October 26, 2020. Clift, who said he lives nearby, was riding his bicycle around the area to see how the firefighting efforts were going. The area that's burning last burned in the Santiago Fire back in 2007. The Bond Fire, driven by high winds, burns the hillsides west of Santiago Canyon Road near Silverado Canyon on Thursday, December 3, 2020. [1][3] According to Mike Rohde, a battalion chief with the Orange County Fire Authority, controlling the fire depended solely on the wind, saying at the time, "If the wind stays normal, everything will be fine." Peters Canyon and Santiago Oaks regional parks were closed because of the high winds, the county parks department said. She has worked for the Register since 2013. Monday morning, all homes north of Irvine Boulevard from Bake Parkway to Jamboree Road were ordered to leave as thick smoke blanketed the sky and air quality decreased. The area has … He and his wife, who was at their home, had things ready to pack if it came to that, he said. The blaze ignited in the Santiago Canyon area … [6] The firemen were aided by units of the United States Armed Forces[7] and United States National Guard. SILVERADO (CNS) – Amid red-flag conditions brought on by gusting winds and dangerously low humidity, a wildfire raced across terrain in the Santiago Canyon area, forcing several mandatory evacuations. While he spent some time with them and their families, he said of the injured men, “They were not in a position where they could speak with me. The fire affected Irvine, Santiago Canyon, Silverado Canyon, Modjeska Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Foothill Ranch, and Portola Hills. Villwock is all too familiar with these types of operations. Ontario International Airport even halted flights for several hours midday because of 70 mph-plus winds. The blaze erupted at 6:47 a.m. in the area of Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon roads, and within an hour it had scorched roughly 50 acres. Had it not, it would have been a "totally different story. Forecasters warned last week that the Santa Ana winds would return heightening, ever-present fire dangers. Two Orange County Fire Authority firefighters were critically injured on Monday battling a ... Stonegate, Loma Ridge, Canyon View and Santiago Hills elementary schools. Smoke Alarms. The blaze originated near Santiago Canyon Road at the border of Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon at 5:55 p.m. on October 21, 2007,[3] and burned approximately 28,445 acres (115 km2). Update: 10/28/20 4:40 p.m. IUSD Instruction to Resume for All Academic Models. [3] The flames threatened roughly 750 homes located throughout canyons in the area, including both Santiago and Silverado Canyon, Live Oak Canyon, Holy Jim Canyon, Modjeska Canyon, and Trabuco Canyon, among others. Roughly 3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Update: Silverado fire explodes to 11,200 acres, more areas in danger of evacuation, On the map, you can input your address and see if your location is in the evac warning or order areas. 29 Christamon West. Alma has also lived and studied in California’s rural and agricultural Central Valley. IRVINE, CA – OCTOBER 26: Crews battle flames along The 241 Toll Road at Portola Parkway during the Silverado Fire in Irvine, CA, on Monday, October 26, 2020. Fennessy said of the grounded aircraft: “Largely the firefighters in the air dropping retardant, dropping water, they’re slowing that fire for the ground crews to do the things they need to do.”. The fire started at 6:47 a.m. in the area of Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road, according to a post from the city of Irvine. Later that afternoon, the mandatory evacuations spread to Lake Forest, with residents in the Baker Ranch and Foothill Ranch communities area ordered to leave. Wind knocked down trees, and residents were cutting them apart to get them out of the way of escape routes in case evacuation orders came. During a news conference in Irvine Monday afternoon, OCFA Chief Fennessy said winds were expected to decrease in strength through the evening which would help use aircraft in the firefight again. If you see comments that you find offensive, please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature by hovering over the right side of the post, and pulling down on the arrow that appears. 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