Evacuations underway as Silverado fire burns near Irvine, Calif.

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UPDATED 2:36 PM PT – Monday, October 26, 2020

On Monday, Orange County, Calif. underwent mandatory evacuations when firefighters battled a fire near Irvine, Calif.

The Silverado Fire broke out early Monday morning in the Santiago Canyon and has now burned 2,000 acres. The fire has been fueled by strong Santa Ana winds and is zero percent contained.

Around 60,000 residents have been forced to evacuate their homes. Crews are currently fighting the blaze on the ground and in the air.

A red flag warning is in effect until Tuesday.

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