Santa Ana Winds Fan Explosive California Wildfires

More than 100,000 forced from their homes.

Orange County, California, is the site for two major out-of-control wildfires that have caused mass evacuations. The Silverado Fire in Irvine began early Monday before growing to over 11,200 acres with little containment. Another, the Blue Ridge Fire, grew to more than 8,000 acres as of Tuesday morning and has caused thousands to leave their homes in Yorba Linda. It has no containment.

The fast-moving and very explosive flames have caused freeway closures. Over 700 firefighters are battling against both blazes, and two firefighters have already been critically injured.

Dangerous fire weather conditions prevail as most of Southern California is under a red flag and high wind warnings from the National Weather Service. Forecasts called for Santa Ana winds up to 50 to 80 miles per hour at times over much of the region, with some of the strongest gusts coming through Orange County.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For people and businesses in the pathway of California’s newest wildfires.
  • For the safety of firefighters battling the blazes.
  • For government officials to increase their understanding of the prevention of wildfires.

Sources: NWS, Los Angeles Times, Fox News


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