Santa Ana Winds Stoke New Fire- Mandatory Evacuations Recommended for Some Irvine Areas

UPDATE @9:15am:

From Mike Carroll – Vice Mayor, City of Irvine

Orange County Fire Authority is advising Mandatory Evacuation everything North of Irvine Blvd from Jamboree to Bake. Irvine Police Department coordinating these efforts. Care and Relief Center has been set up at University Park Community Center – 1 Beech Tree Lane. Everyone Please Stay Calm & Use Caution


At this time, the following roads are closed:

Fire Update
*SR-91 to SR-241 southbound closed.
*SR-241 northbound closed at Portola.
*SR-133 northbound closed at Irvine.
*Eastbound Chapman/Santiago Canyon closed at
*Santiago Canyon from Silverado Canyon closed.


University Community Center (1 Beech Tree Lane) and Quail Hill Community Center (35 Shady Canyon Drive) are available as care and shelter facilities.

From Newport Beach:

A wildfire broke out this morning in the area of Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road. This area is east of the city of Tustin and north of the city of Lakeforest. It is currently estimated that 50 acres have burned.

At this time, there is no danger to the Newport Beach area.  Strong Santa Ana wind conditions are fueling the fire and pushing heavy smoke and ash toward Newport Beach. It is recommended to stay indoors due to the poor air quality.

The fire’s location is within the Orange County Fire Authority’s jurisdiction. Mutual aid is being deployed, including two battalion chiefs and three fire engines from the Newport Beach Fire Department. The two fire stations on the eastern side of the city – Newport Coast and Corona del Mar – remain fully staffed.

While there is no danger currently to the Newport Beach area, residents located within or near urban interface areas should ensure they have an exit plan in the event embers carried by the winds create a local hazardous condition.



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