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  • Tuesday, October 23, 2007

     

    SANTIAGO FIRE EVACUATIONS: 10/23/07

    (for complete information please also see the earlier posts below CLICK ON:
    GREATER ORANGE NEWS SERVICE


    First home lost in Santiago Fire Modjeska Canyon.

    CSUF/Irvine Campus reopened.
    OUSD Silverado E.S.- Closed


    OCFA WEBSITE UPDATE:
    CONTAINMENT: 30% at the time of this report

    CONTROL: Not at this time

    PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Arson - if you have any information relating to this fire, you are encouraged to call the OCFA Arson Tip Line at 1-800-540-8282.

    WEATHER CONDITIONS: Red flag warning until 3:00 PM Tuesday, with wind gusts over 35 mph, less than 15% humidity, and temperatures up to 83 to 93. For information check with National Weather Service - Southern California or California Weather

    COMMAND: Orange County Fire Authority

    INCIDENT COMMANDER: Chief Rich Witesman

    FIREFIGHTING ASSETS:

    492 Firefighters
    94 Engines/Trucks
    2 Handcrews
    2 Dozers
    4 Water Tenders
    ACRES BURNED: Approximately 15,800

    EVACUATIONS: A mandatory evacuation is in place for Modjeska Canyon, both sides of Modjeska Grade Road and Modjeska Canyon Road as well as Williams Canyon and Silverado Canyon. Residents need to evacuate the area going northbound on Santiago Canyon Road. Evacuees can go to El Modena High School, 3920 Spring St. Immediate threat to 238 homes in Modjeska Canyon, 23 homes in Williams Canyon and 2,000 homes in Silverado Canyon. The OC Sheriff's Department has ordered a mandatory precautionary evacuation of the Joplin Boys Ranch - for information call (714) 935-6660. Mandatory evacuation for Santiago Canyon Road and Hangman Tree Road (Thomas Brothers page 832 D6). Voluntary evacuations in the foothill areas of Lake Forest including Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills as well as the Hamilton Truck Trail area. Evacuees can go to El Toro High School at 25255 Toledo Way. Immediate threat to 2,000 structures. How to prepare for an evacuation

    STRUCTURES BURNED: Three outbuildings damaged and one destroyed in Hicks Canyon

    REPORTED INJURIES: Four minor injuries

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