SILVERADO FIRE: Map, evacuation centers, road closures for Southern California wildfire

SILVERADO FIRE: Map, evacuation centers, road closures for Southern California wildfire
Posted at 12:07 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 15:11:09-04

IRVINE, Calif. - The fast-moving Silverado Fire is threatening several homes in the Santiago Canyon area near Irvine forcing the evacuation of 60,000 residents Monday morning.

The blaze erupted just after 6:45 a.m. in the area of Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon roads., and within an hour consumed about 50 acres.

Crews are battling flames and smoke amid strong wind gusts. The region is under a large plume of smoke creating unhealthy air quality prompting warnings to residents to stay indoors and limit outdoor activity.



This story was first reported by Mario Sevilla at KGTV in San Diego, California.


Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist:

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.