Orange County fires: Irvine, Yorba Linda evacuation areas, road and school closures, shelters


Silverado Fire

The fast-moving, wind-driven Silverado fire was burning in the hills north of Irvine on Monday, closing major roads and threatening homes.

Here’s what we know:

Road closures

  • Portola Parkway from Highway 241 to Jamboree Road
  • Highway 241 from Highway 133 to Santiago
  • Santiago Canyon Road from Cooks to Highway 241


A mandatory evacuation order was issued for more than 80,000 residents in Irvine,

  • Between Great Park and Bake, and north of Toledo until the City limits
  • Areas from Irvine Boulevard south to Trabuco Road, and from Jeffrey Road East to Portola High School
  • Areas north of Irvine Boulevard between Jamboree Rd & Bake Parkway
Silverado fire evacuations
(City of Irvine)

Evacuation centers

University Community Center
1 Beech Tree Lane
Irvine, CA 92612

Quail Hill Community Center
39 Shady Canyon Drive
Irvine, CA 92603

Los Olivos Community Center
101 Alfonso Drive, 91618

Harvard Community Center
14701 Harvard Ave., 92606

Rancho Senior Center
3 Ethel Coplen Way, 92612

Las Lomas Community Center
10 Federation Way, 92603

Turtle Rock Community Center
1 Sunnyhill, 92063

Newport Coast Community Center
6401 San Joaquin Hills Rd., 92657

Village Church of Irvine
77 Post, 92618

  • Turtle Rock Community Center: 1 Sunnyhill, 92603
  • University Community Center: 1 Beech Tree Lane (currently at capacity)
  • Quail Hill Community Center: 35 Shady Canyon Dr
  • Los Olivos Community Center: 101 Alfonso (currently at capacity)
  • Harvard Community Center: 14701 Harvard (currently at capacity)
  • Rancho Senior Center: 3 Ethel Coplen Way

One key to getting through any emergency situation is preparation.

Aug. 9, 2018


Mandatory evacuations were issued for the following schools:

  • Northwood High School


  • Portola Springs
  • Eastwood
  • Stonegate
  • Loma Ridge
  • Canyon View
  • Santiago Hills


  • Le Port
  • Northwood
  • Little Explorers

Tustin Unified schools will be evacuated to Beckman High School:

  • Hicks Canyon
  • Orchard Hills

UC Irvine has suspended all campus operations

Blue Ridge Fire

The Blue Ridge fire is threatening homes in Yorba Linda.

Blue Ridge Fire evacuations


Area North of the 91 freeway East of Gypsum Canyon, including Bryant Ranch Elementary School.


Area North of the 91 Freeway along Hidden Hills Road.

Area North of 91 Freeway along Avienda Bryant,


Bryant Ranch School has been ordered to evacuate; students are being bused to the reunification site, Esperanza High School at 1830 Kellogg Dr in Anaheim.

Sources: City of Irvine; Orange County Fire Authority; OC Sheriff