Thursday, October 25, 2007

Southern California ( Irvine Fire update)

Sunday evening while the youth of the Irvine 3rd were on there way over for a fireside a fire just 3+ miles up from this home was burning. I was able to see the flames from the 3rd floor. Here is part of a news update article I found online to share a few details.

The fire, started in three separate places near Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon roads about 5:55 p.m. Sunday, has destroyed 14 homes and eight outbuildings, according the Orange County Fire Authority. Eight homes and 12 outbuildings have been damaged.

About 22,000 acres in the mostly rural horse country east of Irvine has been blackened. Virtually every canyon community, including Trabuco, Modjeska and Silverado canyons, was evacuated.

Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for the canyon areas of Santiago Canyon Road between Silverado Canyon Road and Live Oak Canyon Road, including the Santiago Estates area and Jackson Ranch Road. Areas along Live Oak Canyon Road through the Trabuco Canyon area, including O'Neill Regional Park, to Trabuco Creek Road are also included in this mandatory evacuation.

Approximately 3,000 homes have been threatened and 43,000 residents have been evacuated.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds really scary for those in the fire areas. We are glad you and Bill were out of the immediate fire path. Also, thanks for the update and pictures that are included in the family letter.