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Santiago Fire UPDATE: Fire Reaches Silverado, Firefighters Prepare in Riverside County

The Orange County Fire Authority & The Register are reporting that active fire is now in Silverado Canyon. Firefighters reiterate that evacuation is mandatory and re-entry is prohibited. Check OCFA’s web site for more info on the fire. Meanwhile, firefighters have begun staging in Riverside County. While Riverside does not face an immediate threat from…

Bush Came Here Today, But Will He Forget Us Tomorrow?

  President Bush had a message Thursday for Southern Californians weary and frightened from five days of wildfires. “We’re not going to forget you in Washington, D.C.,” he declared in an eerie echo of what he once told Hurricane Katrina victims.  I noticed at the The Register and The San Diego Union-Tribune’s fire blog that…

Santiago Canyon Fire Moving Towards Riverside

From the Orange County Register Fire Central FIRE GROWS, CONTAINMENT SHRINKS Santiago Fire grew to 22,000 acres Wednesday night, while containment of the flames shrank from 50 percent to 30 percent. Fire officials blame the difficult terrain. By GWENDOLYN DRISCOLL, ERIKA CHAVEZ and SARAH TULLY The Orange County Register Shifting winds, hot weather and dry…

Santiago Fire UPDATE

Here’s the latest news on the Santiago Fire. As of today, the fire is 50% contained. However some 2,000 homes are still evacuated in the canyons, as the fire still poses a grave threat. Still, there is some good news to report. Flames swept into the Hamilton Oaks gated community in Trabuco Canyon earlier today.…