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11 hrs ago | NBC Los Angeles
A metal sheet put up by a resident to keep out rodents was to blame in the fire that has been burning in the Cleveland National Forest since Friday Less than a week after a 1,000-acre fire torched the hillsides of Silverado Canyon, officials are warning residents in the area of the potentially hazardous materials that could be in their yards, including metal and glass, that could reflect off the sun and spark a fire. Vikki Vargas reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. from Silverado Canyon Tuesday, Sept.
15 hrs ago | The Orange County Register
A flash-flood warning has been issued today for the eastern portion of Orange County, including the Silverado Canyon area, where a brush fire recently burned nearly 1,000 acres. Along with Silverado Canyon, the flash-flood warning also includes Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto De Caza and the Trabuco area, according to the National Weather Service.
The four-day-old Silverado Fire in the Cleveland National forest in eastern Orange County was 80 percent contained today, and fire crews continued to battle the heat as they worked to completely surround the 968-acre blaze. Fire crews made significant progress overnight extending the containment line, according to the latest update on the U.S. Forest Service Inciweb site.
An excessive heat warning was scheduled to be in effect for the San Gabriel, San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys through 7 p.m. Tuesday. "Due to an influx of moisture from Northern Mexico, heat index values will continue to reach critical levels across parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties Monday through Tuesday," the National Weather Service said.
Hundreds of residents were forced to flee their homes on Sunday as wildfires raged through parts of drought-plagued northern California, officials said. Roughly 1,000 Madera County residents were ordered to evacuate as one blaze, dubbed the Courtney Fire, charred some 320 acres , California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention said.
An inmate fire crew member wipes the sweat from his brow as he takes off for the fireline in Silverado Canyon, Calif. As the western United States heads into fall with its cooler, wetter weather, wildfires up and down West Coast states continue to bedevil communities, drought-wracked natural areas, and worn-out firefighters.
SILVERADO CANYON >> More than 800 firefighters are assigned to dig fire lines around a brush fire that has blackened about 1,220 acres in Silverado Canyon since Friday, and is now about 20 percent contained, an Orange County battalion chief said today. On the second night of firefighting, a helicopter was assigned to observe ground operations but not make water drops, said OCFA Battalion Chef Mike Petro.
The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. Friday in the 30500 block of Silverado Canyon Road in a remote part of the Cleveland National Forest, about 20 miles east of Santa Ana, officials said. The Silverado Fire was 10 percent contained and estimated at about 1,500 acres Saturday as temperatures were expected to reach the triple digits in the afternoon.
SAN BERNARDINO >> John Gibson was driving down Tippecanoe Avenue on Friday afternoon when he spotted an airplane he recognized overhead, so he steered his automobile to the San Bernardino International Airport. He found a seat on the top row of shaded, wooden bleachers and opened his senses to the sights, sounds and smells of airplanes taking off, landing and restocking on flame retardant to fight the Silverado Fire, a wildfire burning about 35 miles away, near Corona.
Amid forecasts of record heat, a wildfire erupted in heavy brush in the Cleveland National Forest today, and despite the lack of winds, flames tore through thick fuels and spread rapidly across dozens of acres. The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. in the 30500 block of Silverado Canyon Road, fire officials said.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:09 pm
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