Local officials shared that two firefighters were injured trying to tame the fire. This is a tough fire, where we’re experiencing very high winds, very low humidities,” Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) Chief Brian Fennessy said in a press conference, per NBC News. “Our firefighters are some of the bravest, if not the bravest in the world.”
Close to the Silverado Fire, the Blue Ridge fire has covered 3,000 acres with 200 firefighters working on the fire.
Here we go again… Santa Ana's blew in and now once again this! 80mph winds rn, and OC is suffering. Stay Vigilant everyone! And wear your masks it's raining ash outside & don't forget we have a pandemic we're dealing with… #SilveradoFire pic.twitter.com/GhcPnAvvU6
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Southern California Edison shared that a power line might have ignited the Silverado Fire. Ed Pascasio, a local resident, told CNN, “The sky was orange, kind of like doomsday. I’ve never seen it change dramatically that fast. A lot of neighbors were leaving at the same time. Everyone was shocked by the speed of it all,” he said.
So far in 2020, at least 8,000 fire incidents have been reported by Cal Fire. 4 million acres, a record, have burned in the fires. Read more about the recent California and Colorado fires in One Green Planet, including California Fires Burn Through Thousands of Acres, Destroying Homes and Forcing Mass Evacuations and Colorado’s Record-Breaking Wildfire Season Fueled by Climate Climate
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