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Evacuations Underway As Silverado Fire Burns Near Irvine, Calif.

OAN Newsroom

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 and two firefighters are critically injured.

A red flag warning is in effect until Tuesday.