Two rapidly spreading wildfires in Orange County, California, have prompted the evacuation of more than 1,000 people, the fire department said Monday. The Bond fire, which has grown rapidly, has spread to about 2,500 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Southern California's dry, dry Santa Ana winds and high temperatures have led to two rapidly spreading wildfires that have forced the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes, homes and businesses in the city of Orange and Los Angeles County.
At least 10 other communities have been evacuated, and Silverado Canyon has been forced to evacuate, according to an Orange County Fire Department statement. Forced evacuations have been ordered for the communities of Silverardo Canyon, Redondo Beach, Santa Ana, Silver Lake, San Fernando Valley, El Segundo and Santa Monica, as well as the city of Los Angeles.
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This map shows the damage from the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires in Orange County, California, as seen from the air from a helicopter on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.
Newsom also spoke about the Bond Fire in Orange County, which is still 0% contained, and more details on the history of the fire can be read here. The Bonds Fire continued to spread Wednesday, July 12, 2017, when the Orange County Fire Department said the blaze had a total area of 7,200 acres under control.
Two fires in neighboring Riverside County have destroyed 500 and 200 acres, respectively. The fire, known as the Willow Fire, has burned 30 acres in San Diego County since it started Wednesday and was 50% contained Thursday night.
In a tweet at midnight Pacific time, the Orange County Fire Department said the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires were zero percent contained. In a subsequent tweet early Tuesday, the agency said the Blue First Fire had grown to more than 6,000 acres. East of Irvine, the fire was burning, which by Wednesday evening was only 5 percent contained, according to the Orange County Fire Department's latest report. The Silverada fire has blackened 12,600 acres in Lake Forest, where 9,500 people have been evacuated.
Orange County Fire Department said 28 buildings destroyed were not homes and 19 were damaged. We are reviewing the numbers and the extent of the damage, "Orange County Fire Department officials said on Twitter Thursday morning. There were no reports of houses burning at the time, but a fence line had burned, he said.
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The Orange County Fire Department says 1,588 firefighters are on the scene to put out a blaze that has destroyed five buildings and damaged five others. Two firefighters who were critically burned Monday are still fighting for their lives, said the fire department spokesman, Lt. Col. John D'Agostino. In total, nearly 1200 firefighters were deployed to the fire, according to OCFA chief Mike O'Brien.
Two Orange County Fire Department firefighters were injured fighting a major blaze in Irvine, and another was called in to help, according to OCFA Chief Mike O'Brien. The firefighters, aged 26 and 31, were injured fighting the Silverado fire, which charred part of the city of Irvine and surrounding areas, said Lt. Col. John D'Agostino, a spokesman for the disaster management agency. Both remain in critical condition after their injuries in the fight against the blaze, but the county fire department did not provide details of how the injuries occurred.
The injured firefighters were treated by paramedics and taken to a hospital, the Orange County Fire Department said. They suffered third-degree burns, according to OCFA chief Mike O'Brien. The injured firefighter was treated by paramedics and taken to a hospital for burns to his face, neck, chest, arms and legs, according to the Orange County Fire Department. He was treated by paramedics who treated the injured firefighter from the Silverado fire in Irvine, California.
He said crews were desperately trying to escape the flames, which were skipping over major roads, Orange County Fire Chief Mike O'Brien said.
Many Orange County school districts remained affected by the fire, as did surrounding communities such as Yorba Linda. On Tuesday, there were fears that the wildfire could hit schools in the city of Orange, where thousands of people were under evacuation orders. The Blue Ridge fire, which triggered an evacuation order in nearby Yorba Linda, was the largest wildfire in Southern California in more than a decade, according to the California Department of Public Safety.