Authorities in the city of Irvine (California) have issued mandatory evacuation orders on Monday, October 27, due to the growth of vegetation fire dubbed the "Silverado Fire" burning in Silverado Canyon in Orange county. As many as 60,000 people from 20,000 homes have been evacuated due to the blaze, which has so far burned over an area of 809 hectares (2000 acres). At least 150 fire fighting units are responding to the blaze which is zero percent contained. Areas currently under mandatory evacuation orders are outlined here.
Further spread of the fire and additional evacuations are possible in the near term. An emergency response presence and localized transportation disruptions, namely road closures, should be anticipated in the affected areas.
Those in the vicinity of the fires are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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