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200 Acre, Fast Moving Fire, Erupts in Silverado Canyon


Picture taken by HMG-CN reader in Orange County. Photo by Cora B.

A fire has erupted on Silverado Canyon Road in Orange County on Friday morning and has already consumed 200 acres and growing.

As of 11:15 a.m., it had scorched roughly 50 acres, the Corona Fire Department stated in a tweet.

It was burning in medium to heavy vegetation.

Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper will have updates.

12:16 Update

All roads remain open in area, side streets are closing due to fire equipment. Fire department says that several water/retardent dropping planes and helicopters fighting blaze.

4:28 Update

Fire now has burned 1500 acres, flames can be seen for miles.