California Fire Update as Evacuations are Lifted for Silverado and Blue Ridge Blazes
By Soo Kim, MSN Newsweek
All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted for the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires, while some road closures remain place. The smoke advisory for the area impacted by both fires has been extended to Friday, the South Coaast AQMD (Air Quality Management District) tweeted Thursday.
Cal Fire noted Thursday: “The winds have decreased significantly across the state; however high pressure will continue to bring warm and dry conditions through next week. Some areas will experience locally breezy winds, especially in the mountains and canyons.
“Even with cooler weather, California has not received significant rainfall leading to continued heighten[ed] fire danger. The public is urged not to let their guard down,” Cal Fire warned.
Firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California, as of Thursday. Here are the latest updates on some of the current fires across the state.
Location: Orange County.
Size: 13,390 acres.
Containment: 51 percent.
Acreage of the Silverado Fire remained the same, while containment nearly doubled from Wednesday.
“Decreased winds and increased humidity have stopped fire growth. Crews will mop-up and patrol this evening mitigating hot spots that may threaten the fire perimeter,” according to Cal Fire’s latest report Thursday.
Road closures remain in place for Highway 133 northbound from I-5 to Highway 241 as well as for Highway 241 northbound from Alton Parkway to Highway 261.