News – United States – Evacuations ordered as Blue Ridge fire threatens Yorba Linda homes, Chino Hills

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YORBA LINDA (CBSLA) – A wildfire threatened homes Monday in Yorba Linda after it erupted at the west end of Corona and quickly grew to 3,000 acres – causing heavy damage to at least a residence

#BlueRidgeFire off Blue Ridge Dr and Big Horn Mountain Way in Orange County spans 3,000 acres Lead Agency: @OCFA_PIO

Authorities said the Blue Ridge Fire erupted just before 1 a.m. next to the Green River Golf Club just off Green River Road and Hwy 91 By 5 p.m. it had grown to over 1,100 acres and caused the compulsory evacuation of 1170 houses 481 additional households were under voluntary evacuation order

Evacuation orders have been issued for areas north of Hwy 91, east of Gypsum Canyon, including Bryant Ranch Elementary School Students from the school were bused to the Esperanza High School, 1830 Kellogg Drive in Anaheim, to find their parents

A temporary evacuation point has been established at Thomas Lasorda Jr Field House, 4701 Casa Loma Avenue, Yorba Linda

#OCSDPIO Update on Yorba Linda evacuations for #BlueRidgeFire now includes mandatory evacuations for the Hidden Hills community

An evacuation order was issued Monday evening for residents of the Carbon Canyon area, including the Sleepy Hollow area and Vellano Country Club Estates

A temporary evacuation center had been set up at the Chino Hills Community Center, 14250 Peyton Drive Large animals can be taken to the McCoy Equestrian Center, 14280 Peyton Drive

(2/2) #BlueRidgeFire A temporary evacuation point has been set up at the Chino Hills Community Center at 14250 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills Large animals can be taken to McCoy’s Equestrian Center at 14280 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills @cvifd

Nixon library workers worked to protect the house where Richard Nixon was born by spraying its roof

With #BlueRidgeFire nearby, we’re taking action to ensure that Yorba Linda’s most famous building, President Nixon’s birthplace, is protected.We will continue to monitor throughout the evening The Nixon Library will be open to customers tomorrow at 10 a.m. imageTwittercom / rGfcOhjV0H

Officials said Orange County Fire Authority water drop helicopters were called in to attack the blaze from above, but high winds made it difficult for them to overcome the blaze immediately

Fire crews were also fighting the Silverado fire near Irvine, which has already burned 7,200 acres

Yorba Linda fire

World News – United States – Evacuations ordered as Blue Ridge fire threatens homes in Yorba Linda, Chino Hills

Source: https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/10/26/blue-ridge-fire-threatens-yorba-linda-homes/

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