Mandatory evacuations set for the Silverado Fire have been lifted at this time for the entire City of Irvine; all Irvine residents may return to their homes.
“I am so pleased that we are able to facilitate the repopulation of our community,” said Irvine Mayor Christina Shea. “We appreciate the cooperation and patience of our residents and families during this challenging time. My City Council colleagues and I are so very grateful to our firefighters, Irvine Police Department, City of Irvine staff, and each of our community partners that helped us this week. I am filled with gratitude and humbled to be Mayor of this wonderful city.”
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and City of Irvine Public Works continue to clean up leftover hazards, including fallen trees and branches from the high winds and fires on Monday and Tuesday.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District is reporting that the air quality is unhealthy; limit your exposure by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed and avoiding vigorous physical activity. For more information visit, aqmd.gov.
At this time, the Silverado Fire has burned more than 13,354 acres, is at 25% containment, with no structure damage. On Monday, October 26, the Irvine Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority successfully evacuated more than 90,000 residents after the ignition of the Silverado Fire.
CAL FIRE and Orange County Fire Authority will have a strong presence in the repopulated areas for the next several days to ensure the protection of our residents and their property.
For more information, visit cityofirvine.org.
Read the CAL FIRE joint press release here.
Silverado Fire Update Presentation from October 27, 2020 City Council Meeting.