Orange County Fire Authority

Type: Organization
Name: Orange County Fire Authority
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

One Seriously Injured in Accident on Ortega Highway

The collision has shut down Ortega about a mile east of Antonio Parkway.Originally posted at 3:48 p.m. Sept. 16, 2014. Edited with new details.One person was seriously injured this afternoon in a collision between a dump truck and a car, which shut down ... [Published San Juan Capistrano Patch - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Rodent Deterrent Believed to Have Sparked Wildfire

The four-day-old Silverado Fire, which has burned nearly 1,000 acres, was apparently ignited by the sun reflecting off metal sheeting put up by someone trying to keep rodents out of a vegetable garden, a fire official told ABC 10 San Diego.SILVERADO CANYON, ... [Published Pest Control Technology - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

California firefighters work to contain trio of blazes

SAN FRANCISCO — Crews attempted to get better access to two raging wildfires in California that have forced hundreds to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort that destroyed nearly two dozen structures, officials said on Monday.Officials ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Silverado Fire Is 91 Percent Contained; Some Road Closures In Place

The Silverado Fire was initially estimated to have burned 1,600 acres. On Sept. 16, 2014, it was 91 percent contained and estimated to be 968 acres. (Credit: KTLA)Some road closures remained in place Tuesday despite mandatory evacuations being lifted ... [Published KTLA - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

California: Metallic Fence Blamed in Wildfire

Southern California fire officials say a wildfire that prompted evacuations over the weekend in the Cleveland National Forest was started by the sun reflecting off two-foot-tall sheet metal fencing that edged a homeowner’s vegetable garden and was intended ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

News of the Day From Across the Nation, September 15

1 Troopers shot: A nonprofit group, Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers, offered a $50,000 reward Sunday for information about a deadly ambush at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pa. One trooper died and a second was critically wounded in the shooting ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 5 reports

Vegetable garden barrier blamed in Silverado Canyon fire

The Silverado Canyon fire --which prompted the evacuation of dozens of residents as it grew to about 1,600 acres -- was started accidentally by metal sheeting used to protect a homeowner’s backyard vegetable garden, officials said Monday.The owner had ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Vegetable Gardener Accidentally Started Silverado Fire, Investigators Say

The sun heated metal sheeting around a wood border and ignited it, say the Orange County Fire Authority.Originally posted at 1:41 p.m. Sept. 15, 2014. Edited with new details.The four-day-old Silverado Fire, which has burned nearly 1,000 acres, was apparently ... [Published Rancho Santa Margarita Patch - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Rugged terrain, heat deter fire-fighting effort

Enlarge photoMark Boster/Los Angeles TimesMore than 280 firefighters are aided by water-dropping helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft as they battle a 1,300-acre fire in Silverado Canyon, Calif., in southern Orange County.S ANTA ANA, Calif. – A wildfire ... [Published Durango Herald - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

The dramatic scene where an SUV plowed through a bedroom - but miraculously everyone emerged from the home unharmed

An SUV slammed into the living room of a California home on Saturday, leaving the a gaping hole in the wall and sparking a fire but not injuring the woman inside.An unidentified 25-year-old driver plowed his Chevrolet TrailBlazer into the side of a single-family ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 2 reports

Firefighters gain on Silverado Fire despite heat; Evacuations still in effect

Firefighters in Orange County made gains on the Silverado Fire, which forced evacuations in the area Friday. Despite triple-digit temperatures, officials say, they were able to hold the fire's spread and hack a containment line around some of the bla ... [Published SCPR - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 2 reports

Wildfire erupts in Southern California forest

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list)Subjects:Places:SANTA ANA, California — Flames chewed through brush in Southern California's Cleveland National Forest and sent up a huge column of smoke Friday, but authorities did not ... [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Sep 12 2014]

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"Do not ever use a material that reflects like metal sheeting -- it becomes like a magnifying glass" Concialdi said
"As of last night, Edison was able to replace a couple of power poles that burned in the fire," said Concialdi, "The residents in Silverado Canyon have lost power. Yesterday early evening, power was restored."
"The vehicle is the only thing holding the roof of the building up" said Orange County Fire Authority Captain Larry Kurtz
"yesterday again we were in triple digits," said Mike Petro with Orange County Fire Authority.  "But work progress continued. We had a lot of support from the air. A lot of line construction was completed yesterday."

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Silverado Fire Is 91 Percent Contained; Some Ro... [Published KTLA - Sep 16 2014]
California: Metallic Fence Blamed in Wildfire [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 16 2014]
California firefighters work to contain trio of... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 16 2014]
Vegetable garden barrier blamed in Silverado Ca... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 16 2014]
Vegetable Gardener Accidentally Started Silvera... [Published Rancho Santa Margarita Patch - Sep 15 2014]
Silverado Fire: 80 percent contained, evacuatio... [Published SCPR - Sep 15 2014]
Silverado Fire Is 80 Percent Contained After Bu... [Published KTLA - Sep 15 2014]
Silverado Fire 50 percent contained, 968 acres ... [Published Press-Telegram - Sep 15 2014]
Triple-Digit Temperatures Make Fighting Silvera... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Sep 15 2014]
Rugged terrain, heat deter fire-fighting effort [Published Durango Herald - Sep 15 2014]
News of the Day From Across the Nation, Septemb... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 15 2014]
The dramatic scene where an SUV plowed through ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 15 2014]
Firefighters gain on Silverado Fire despite hea... [Published SCPR - Sep 14 2014]
Driver Injured After SUV Slams Into in Santa An... [Published KTLA - Sep 14 2014]
SUV Crashes Into Santa Ana House [Published CBS Los Angeles - Sep 14 2014]
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Southland swelters as triple-digit weather cont... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 14 2014]
Fire 10% contained; O.C. deputies urge Silverad... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 13 2014]
Raging Wildfire in Orange County Causes Mandato... [Published TIME.com - Sep 13 2014]
Silverado Canyon Brush Fire 10 Percent Contained [Published Mission Viejo Patch - Sep 13 2014]
Silverado Fire: 1,600 acres burned, 10 percent ... [Published Los Angeles Daily News - Sep 13 2014]
Chino-bound airplane comes down in landfill [Published Champion Newspapers - Sep 13 2014]
Silverado Fire in Cleveland National Forest Bur... [Published KTLA - Sep 13 2014]
1,500-Acre Brush Fire Continues To Burn In Silv... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Sep 13 2014]
Brush fire burns in Silverado Canyon; evacuatio... [Published KGO San Francisco - Sep 13 2014]
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