UPDATE: The Silverado Fire is considered 51 percent contained. Six structures were damaged and one destroyed. Two “minor” structures were also considered destroyed. Update as of 7 p.m.
Good progress was made overnight in combating the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires in Orange County and continues this morning. Decreasing winds allowed firefighters to get the upper hand. According to the Cal Fire unified command, the Silverado blaze – generally located east of Irvine – has covered 13,490 acres and was 40 percent contained as of this morning. The Blue Ridge blaze, near Brea, has consumed 14,334 acres and is 30 percent contained.
Here are some details.
All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted as of 11 a.m. Two firefighter injuries. No civilian injuries. 1,533 structures threatened, none destroyed. Two hundred twenty fire engines assigned along with 14 water tender, five helicopters, six handcrews and 23 bulldozers. Total personnel: 1,210.
Blue Ridge Fire
All evacuations and warnings have been lifted and people are returning to their homes. Seven structures were damaged and one destroyed. Two hundred ten fire engines were deployed, along with 14 bulldozers, seven water tenders and nine handcrews. Total personnel: 1,051.
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