This is a developing story. We will post updates as they are available.
UPDATE: The 7 p.m. Saturday report on the Bond Fire shows the blaze considered 45 percent contained. Seventeen structures were destroyed and nine damaged.
UPDATE: As of 7 a.m. Saturday, the latest news on the Bond Fire in the Silverado Canyon area of Orange County is that the blaze is now 40 percent contained. Five structures have been destroyed and five others damaged. The size of the fire is put at 7,375 acres.
The fire spread because of winds that died down on Friday, but “moderate” Santa Ana winds are forecast for Monday and Tuesday, increasing the chance of flareups.
UPDATE 7 p.m. Friday – The Bond Fire in the Silverado Canyon area is 30 percent contained, according to the latest news from the Orange County Fire Authority and other agencies fighting the blaze. The size of the area burned has been upsized to 7,375 acres. There have been no deaths and one injury. One structure was destroyed and another damaged. A total of 1,560 personnel were deployed in the operation.
According to the latest update from the Orange County Fire Authority, the fire – now estimated at covering 6,400 acres – is 10 percent contained. All roads in the area have been reopened except for the Santiago Canyon Road.
Evacuation orders have been lifted in Lake Forest. Canyon areas remain under mandatory evacuation.
The reduced size of the fire is due to improved aerial mapping, according to the OCFA.
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