“Spread quickly by strong winds, the Silverado fire ballooned on Tuesday night to 13,354 acres, with more residents fleeing their homes or preparing to hit the road.
“The fire, burning east of Irvine, was only 5% contained as of Tuesday Oct. 27, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.
“Silverado, Modjeska and Trabuco canyons along Live Oak Canyon Road started the day under evacuation warnings. Residents in part of Mission Viejo also were told they may have to leave.
“By early afternoon, the warning in Modjeska Canyon turned into a mandatory evacuation. Those living in Jackson Ranch and Williams Canyon in Silverado also were ordered to go.
“However, evacuation orders were lifted for all residents south of Portola Parkway and west of the 133 toll road, OCFA and Irvine police announced later in the day.”
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