Orange County

Fires are contained 80 and 82%

A FIRE TRUCK races by burning brush earlier this week (OCFA image).


UPDATE:  Overnight progress against the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires in Orange County continued late Saturday and early Sunday.

According to Cal Fire, the Silverado blaze is now 82 percent contained; the Blue Ridge blaze is 80 percent contained as of 7 a.m. today (Sunday).

The situation summery reads, “Crews worked though the night patrolling and mopping up the fire perimeter. Crews will remain active today. Firefighters will continue reinforcing lines today and completing fire suppression repair.”


Anticipating stronger northeasterly winds on Sunday, firefighters battling the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires in Orange County worked overnight to suppress both blazes.

Here’s the update as of Saturday morning.

  • Silverado fire: Containment is at 76 percent, according to fire officials on the scene. The flames have consumed 12,591 acres. Nine structures have been damaged, of which three are destroyed. There have been no civilian or firefighter fatalities, but two firefighters suffered burn injuries.
  • Blue Ridge fire: Containment is at 68 percent. A total of 14,365 acres have been burnt. Ten structures have been damaged and one destroyed. There have been no injuries reported.

In both cases, full containment is not expected until Nov. 10.


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