Landslide Hits Modjeska Canyon

A slide caused the evacuation of about 15 horses Sunday afternoon from a stable in Modjeska Canyon, [OCFA] fire Capt. Mike Blawn reported.

“It appears part of a hill came down when an intense storm cell moved through the area, bringing heavy rain and hail,” Blawn said.
Mud slid into the stables at 17286 Modjeska Canyon Road, forcing the evacuation of about 12 to 15 horses to the large animal shelter at the Orange County Fairgrounds.

The Orange County Fire Authority plans to talk this morning about the voluntary evacuation that was still in place overnight for Modjeska, Williams and Harding canyons. Yesterday, the hill gave way in Modjeska and a landslide occurred. But fortunately, no horses or people were injured.

Stay tuned here at The Liberal OC for more info on the flooding in the canyons. We’ll let you know if we have any more info on the landslide. And for all of our friends and readers in the Canyons area, stay safe.

We’ll be hoping and praying for your safe return home soon.