Silverado Fire - Live Updates

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The Silverado Fire began burning at 6:47 am Monday, October 26. The vegetation fire began in the area of Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road.

November 6 Updates

11/06 11:00 a.m.: The Silverado Fire in Orange County is now 98% contained at 12,466 acres. There will be no more updates at this point.

November 2 Updates

11/02 8:30 a.m.: The Transportation Corridor Agencies reports all Orange County toll roads are open again. Click here for the full release.

11/02 7 a.m.: Cal Fire reports the Silverado Fire is at 12,460 acres (the size varies as additional surveys are done) and 93 percent contained. Click here for the full update.

October 30 updates

10/30 7 a.m.: Cal Fire reports the Silverado Fire is at 13,390 acres and 63 percent contained. Click here for the full update.

October 29 updates

10/29 11:00 am: Cal Fire has announced the reopening of all remaining portions of Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills.13,390 acres and 40% containment. Still no structural damage.

10/29: Take precautions when returning to your home after a wildfire evacuation. Cal Fire has an easy-to-follow pamphlet showing what to looking to ensure you, your family and your home are safe. Click here for the pamphlet.

10/29 10:00 am: 10:00 am update - It has been announced that there is an incident update being held by Calfire at 11:00 am. Evacuation status will be updated at that point. 

10/29 8:00 am:  https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/10/26/silverado-fire/

Calfire is reporting that there is no change in the current mandatory evacuation of zone 3 and zone 4. 

10/29 6:00 am: No update at this time.  

October 28 Updates

10/28 - 5:15 pm: Mandatory evacuations will remain in place in part of Portola Hills and part of Foothill Ranch overnight Wednesday 10/28. The City will provide its next update at 6 a.m. Thursday.

10/28 - 3:30 pm: To view the interactive map of zones, visit https://lakeforestca.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c1d1a7c2b3a94a2d8c190622fdb13e28

10/28 - 3:00 pm: Cal Fire has lifted mandatory evacuations on Zones 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Zones 3 and 4 are still under mandatory evacuation.

10/28 - 2:00 pm: The City‘s Police and Fire Chief are driving the high-risk fire zones to ensure residents can return.

10/28 - 12:00 pm: The City will have more information on letting residents return to their homes at 2:00 pm today.

10/28 - 11:00 am: No update at this time.

10/28 - 9:00 am: Cal Fire and Orange County Fire Authority report the Silverado Fire is now at 13,354 acres with 25 percent containment. The City has no new information about evacuations, which remain in place. We expect an update about noon today, and will post them here and on a recorded hotline at (949) 461-3536.

10/28 - 1:52 a.m.: Cal Fire reports the Silverado Fire is at 13,354 acres with 5 percent containment. Cal Fire has taken the lead on managing the fire and will provide updates at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Mandatory evacuations remain in place, although the City has asked for an update.

October 27 Updates

10/27 - 6:30pm: Silverado Fire Update: Whiting Ranch is still burning. Orange County Fire Authority is working hard to prevent spreading to neighboring areas. Areas near Foothill Ranch still smoldering. OCFA is preventing fire from crossing into the canyon. Baker Ranch is still smoldering with flare-ups likely to occur throughout the night. Cal Fire will take over operations tonight at 6:30 pm.

As a reminder, mandatory evacuations in Baker Ranch, Foothill Ranch, and Portola Hills will continue to remain in place overnight Tuesday 10/27. Overnight accommodations should be made. Access into these areas remain closed.

The City will notify residents when they can return home once we receive word from our public safety agencies.



10/27 - 5:45 pm: There is still fire being worked on in Whiting Ranch.

10/27 - 5:30 pm: No additional updates at this time.

10/27 - 3:40 pm: 12,600 acres burned. No additional updates.

10/27 - 3:00 pm: Mandatory evacuations in Baker Ranch, Foothill Ranch, and Portola Hills will continue to remain in place overnight. Overnight accommodations should be made. Access into these areas remain closed. The City will notify residents when they can return home once we receive word from our public safety agencies.

10/27 - 1:40 pm: There is still fire in Whiting Ranch. Alton has burned from the 241 to Irvine.The City’s Care and Reception Center is still manned at El Toro High School. All access into Baker Ranch is closed. All access into Portola Hills is closed. All access into Foothill Ranch is closed.

10/27 - 1:00 pm: 12,535 acres burned. No additional updates at this time.

10/27 - 12:30 pm: 14 helicopters, 12,500 acres, more than 750 firefighters, and 5% containment.

10/27 - 7 am: Orange County Fire Authority reports 11,200 acres burned, with 5 percent containment. No structures damaged. 

Evacuations remain in effect for Baker Ranch, Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills. No update is available when residents will be allowed to return.

Alton Parkway is closed.

The Orange County Sheriff has created an evacuation map. Click here to access it.

10/27 - 2 am: No status change in evacuation orders. No new evacuation warnings.

October 26 Updates

10/26 - 9:30 pm: Portola Hills, Zone 4, in now under mandatory evacuation effective immediately. 

10/26 - 7:00 pm: Lake Forest mandatory evacuation orders will remain in place until further notice. Make sure to have an overnight accommodation in place. The City will have more information regarding repopulation tomorrow.

10/26 - 5:00 pm: 7,200 acres burned, 0% containment, and 500 firefighters fighting the fire.

10/26 - 2:00 pm: Two OCFA Handcrew members have been critically injured.

10/26 - 1:00 pm: 4,000 acres burned, 0% containment, 20,000 homes evacuated, and 500 personnel fighting the fire.

OCFA Press Release: 10:00 am

OCFA Press Release: 12:00 pm

OCFA Press Release: 2:30 pm

OCFA Press Release: 4:30 pm

This webpage will be updated every 30 minutes, or as soon as information is provided.

Evacuations

For potential evacuations, please reference thttps://lakeforestca.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c1d1a7c2b3a94a2d8c190622fdb13e28

10/29 - 11 am: All remaining evacuation orders have been lifted. All remaining portions of Portola Hills and Foothill Ranch are now opened.

10/29 - Returning Home: How to Inspect Your Home After a Wildfire   Cal Fire's easy-to-read brochure on what to do after returning home after a wildfire.

10/28 - 3:00 pm: Mandatory evacuations have been lifted at Zone 1,2,5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Zone 3 and Zone 4 still remain under mandatory evacuation. See the map of zones here: https://lakeforestca.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c1d1a7c2b3a94a2d8c190622fdb13e28

A list of addresses for zones can be found here: https://lakeforestca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10617/List-of-Addresses---Repopulate-and-Evacuation-Still-In-Effect

10/27 - 3:00 pm: Mandatory evacuations in Baker Ranch, Foothill Ranch, and Portola Hills will continue to remain in place overnight. Overnight accommodations should be made. Access into these areas remain closed. The City will notify residents when they can return home once we receive word from our public safety agencies.

10/27 - 11:30 am: Evacuations in Baker Ranch, Foothill Ranch, and Portola Hills remain in place. The City does not know when residents will be able to return to their homes. We will notify residents when we receive word from our partner agencies. 

10/26 - 9:30 pm: Portola Hills is now under mandatory evacuation.

10/26 - 7:00 pm: Lake Forest mandatory evacuation orders will remain in place until further notice. Make sure to have an overnight accommodation in place. The City will have more information regarding repopulation tomorrow.

10/26 - 4:30 pm: Zone 4, Zone 5, and Zone 6 (Portola Hills) have been ordered to evacuate.

10/26 - 3:45 pm: Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, and Zone 8 have been issued evacuation warnings.No evacuations have been ordered. Seniors and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to evacuate. Stay alert and updated. 

10/26 - 3:15 pm: Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3 and Zone 9 are now being ordered to evacuated. The Care and Reception area will be located at El Toro High School.

10/26 - 11:30 am: An evacuation warning has been issued to Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3 and Zone 9 near Baker Ranch and Foothill Ranch. No evacuations have been ordered. Seniors and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to evacuate. Stay alert and updated.

10/26 - 11:10 am: An evacuation warning has been issued to Zone 1 near Baker Ranch.

10/26 - 11:00 am: No evacuations are currently in order.

Utilities

For Public Safety Power Shutoff updates, visit www.sce.com/psps

10/26 - 11:45 am: Southern California Edison has conducted a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) to the Cooler Circuit located in Foothill Ranch.

10/26 - 10:45 am: Southern California Edison has conducted a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) to the Atento Circuit located in Portola Hills.

Roads and Highways

To report a downed tree or structural damage, submit an ALF at lakeforestca.gov/ALF

10/27 - 1:30 pm: All access into Baker Ranch is closed. All access into Portola Hills is closed. All access into Foothill Ranch is closed.

10/26 - 5:00 pm: Alton Parkway has been closed.

10/26 - 2:30 pm: Bake and Trabuco intersection has been closed. Portola is also closed at Paloma.

10/26 - 1:30 pm: The 261 Toll Road has been shutdown

10/26 - 8:30 am: The 133 Toll Road has been shutdown.

10/26 - 8:00 am: The 241 Toll Road has been shutdown.

City Facilities

10/26 - 11:40 am: The Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest is closed due to weather and Silverado Fire. Field usage at the Lake Forest Sports Park is cancelled.

Resources

Care and Reception Center located at El Toro High School 

OCFA Fire Hotline: (714) 573-6210

City Hotline: (949) 461-3536

Southern California Edison Shutoffs: www.sce.com/psps