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Silverado Fire in Orange County leads to evacuation of 60,000 people

Added 10-26-20 05:35:02pm EST - “"The fire was initially reported at 10 acres, but it had grown to 4,000 acres by 1 p.m."” - Hotair.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “Silverado Fire in Orange County leads to evacuation of 60,000 people”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Strong Santa Ana winds blowing through Orange County have caused a brush fire to explode in size. What is now being called the Silverado Fire has already burned thousands of acres and now approximately 60,000 people near the city of Irvine have been ordered to evacuate:

The Silverado Fire had charred at least 2,000 acres in and around the bedroom community of Irvine, about 50 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, by 11 a.m. PT, the Orange County Fire Authority said.

About 60,000 people, living in 20,000 homes, are in range of the fire and were ordered to evacuate. Firefighters are dealing with steady winds of between 20 mph and 30 mph, gusting up to 65 mph, authorities 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 flames spread to the south and southwest as forecasters predicted gusts of up to 60 to 70 mph at the location.

The fire was initially reported at 10 acres, but it had grown to 4,000 acres by 1 p.m., according to the Orange County Fire Authority. It’s 0% contained.

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