[UPDATE:  Wednesday, October 28th]

As of Wednesday morning, the City announced through their website that evacuations set for the Silverado Fire have been lifted for the following areas in Irvine:

Area 1 at 2:15 p.m.: Everything south of Portola Parkway and west of the 133 Toll Road

Area 2 at 5:30 p.m.: Everything east of the 133 Toll Road to Portola High School and everything north of Great Park Boulevard to Irvine Boulevard. This also includes the commercial area west of Bake Parkway and south of Irvine Boulevard to Toledo Way.

Area 3 at 8:39 p.m.: Everything south of Portola Parkway, east of the 133, and west of Axis. Irvine Boulevard will remain closed between Axis and Alton.

All other evacuation orders remain in place.

Quail Hill Community Center (39 Shady Canyon) is open for Irvine residents and their pets.


On Monday morning (October 26th), a brush fire broke out in Silverado Canyon.

Heavy winds caused the fire to spread to more than 10,000 acres, pushing it over the 241 freeway and threatening Irvine neighborhoods.

Over 90,000 Irvine residents were forced to evacuate their homes.

Anyone who is medically compromised or in need of assistance evacuating should call the Emergency Operations Center at (949) 529-4774.

For the very latest information, visit cityofirvine.org

ICNV Staff