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Bond Fire In Silverado Canyon Forces Residents To Evacuate Their Homes

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Bond Fire In Silverado Canyon Forces Residents To Evacuate Their Homes
Bond Fire In Forces Residents To Evacuate Their Homes

A vegetation fire in Silverado Canyon grew to 1,070 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations after it was first sparked by a house fire Wednesday night.

Orange County Fire Authority crews responded to the 29400 block of Silverado Canyon Road at about 10:15 p.m. and attacked the blaze from the ground and air.

Amid elevated fire danger due to strong winds, the blaze grew from 7 acres to 1,070 overnight, according to OCFA. Containment numbers were not immediately available.

The blaze, dubbed the Bond Fire, forced mandatory evacuations for residents in the Silverado Canyon and Williams Canyon areas as it continued to grow at a rapid rate of speed. Modjeska Canyon is also under an evacuation warning, and residents in the Santiago Canyon Road area were also warned to prepare to evacuate.

Fire helicopters and a helitanker responded to the scene as the flames engulfed the home that sparked the vegetation fire.

The U.S. Forest Service is assisting in battling the fire.

Elevated fire danger continues in Southern California as Santa Ana winds combined with dry conditions and warm temperatures.

Samuel Nelson
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