Silverado Fire Update - Evacuation Orders Remain in Place

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

All evacuation orders remain in place. 

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On Monday, October 26 at 6:47 a.m., a vegetation fire began in the area of Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road. OCFA firefighters were on scene of a 10 acre fire, wind driven with a moderate rate of spread. Crews are aggressively attacking the fire with ground crew battling the flames. Air craft support has been grounded due to the windy conditions. Additionally, The 241 is closed from Santiago to the 133.

“In working with our OCFA partners, it is estimated that at least 90,000 residential units have been evacuated so far with the fire consuming approximately 7,200 acres,” said Mayor Christina Shea. “We are asking everyone to comply with the evacuation orders for their safety and the safety of our first-responders. The City of Irvine continues to open care and reception facilities for our displaced residents.”

The City of Irvine Emergency Operation Center (EOC) has been fully activated to respond to this incident due to two fires just north of Irvine. As of yesterday at 5 p.m. a mandatory evacuation has been issued for the area between Great Park and Bake, and north of Toledo until the City limits. As of yesterday at 1:30 p.m. a mandatory evacuation was issued for residents in the areas from Irvine Boulevard south to Trabuco Road, and from Jeffrey Road East to Portola High School. Previous evacuations still remain in effect for the areas north of Irvine Boulevard between Jamboree Road and Bake Parkway. View the evacuation map here. Please note, it may load slowly due to user volume. 

Click here for Evacuation Map

Several Care and Reception centers have been set up for Irvine residents and pets. Centers reopened to the public at 6 a.m.

  • University High School: 4771 Campus Dr
  • Woodbridge High School: 2 Meadowbrook 
  • Las Lomas Community Center: 10 Federation Way 
  • University Community Center: 1 Beech Tree Lane 
  • Quail Hill Community Center: 39 Shady Canyon Dr 
  • Rancho Senior Center: 3 Ethel Coplen Way 

Anyone in the evacuation zone needing medical assistance is advised to call 949-529-4774.

The Southern Open Space Preserve that include Bommer Canyon, Quail Hill, and Shady Canyon trails is closed.

Waste Management service may be impacted. Please visit for more information.  

In addition, both Irvine Unified and Tustin Unified School District schools will be closed today, Tuesday, October 27. There will be no instruction. Families should check email, voicemail and text messages for updates. For additional information, visit and

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Proclamation of a Local Emergency due to the Silverado Fire