News Release

City of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606



Public Information Office

City of Irvine and Irvine Police Department Issue Voluntary Evacuation Warning to Orchard Hills Area

On Wednesday, December 2, at approximately 10:14 p.m., a residential structure fire was reported in the area of Silverado Canyon. The Bond Fire has spread to nearby vegetation and has burned approximately 4,000 acres with 0% containment. More than 500 firefighters are aggressively fighting the Bond Fire from both the air and the ground. 

Due to a change in the wind, the City of Irvine is issuing a voluntary evacuation warning for the area of Orchard Hills. Evacuations in this area are voluntary at this time. In an evacuation warning, IPD urges persons and their animals in the evacuation area(s) to relocate to safer locations:  

  • Those with access and functional needs and those with large animals should leave now. 
  • Loss of life and property is a risk but is not imminent. 
  • Personal discretion whether to evacuate is allowed but not advised. 
  • If at any time a person feels threatened, evacuate immediately; do not wait for an official notification. 
  • A care a reception center has been set up at Cypress Community Center, located at 255 Visions, for Irvine residents who choose to evacuate from their homes. 

View the evacuation map here

The Emergency Operation Center (EOC) has been fully activated to respond to this incident. 

At this time one Care and Reception facility is set up at Cypress Community Center, located at 255 Visions, Irvine. COVID-19 guidance is enforced.  

The northbound 133 connector to northbound 241 is closed. Traffic is being directed to southbound 241.  

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