12/6/2020 0020 PT

Current weather report: 56*F temps, precip 0%, Winds at 6pm. RH 24%. Skies are currently clear.

Fire has currently burned 7,375 acres and crews have reached a 45% containment status.

12/6/2020 0015 PT

During the week of November 27th through December 3rd, there were 91 reported new wildfires that required light initial attack activity per the National Interagency Coordination Center’s Sit Report released on Friday, December 4th at 0800 MDT.

12/5/2020 2320 PT

The #BONDFIRE started on December 2, 2020, around 2014 hours PT. The incident is located in the 29400 block of Silverado Canyon, about 3 miles north of Silverado, in Orange County, California.

Command is in Unified Command with CAL FIRE, OCFA and the USFS.

USFS units BC23^ E320** E322 E323** E325^ E327 have been deployed through the Cleveland National Forest dispatch center (original call dispatched 12/2/2020 2221 PT)

Incident Cooperators include the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orange PD, City of Orange PD, Red Cross Southern CA Region, SLO FD, City of Lake forest, PG&E.

Resources include 10 helicopters, 179 engines, 5 water tenders, 22 hand crews, 10 dozers, 242 other resources and 1,588 total personnel from CAL Fire and the Orange County Fire Authority.

Damage so far includes 5 damaged and 5 destroyed structures, along with 7,375 acres of chaparral, brush and grass being consumed. Damage assessment teams continued a systematic survey of the fire area. They have completed 50% of the fire area and will continue their assessment tomorrow.” – CAL FIRE PIO

12/5/2020 2040 PT

Firefighters continued to work today to construct and reinforce fire lines, which are currently holding. They will work overnight to extend these firelines and improve containment. There is still potential in many areas for a strong wind event to spread the fire and threaten adjacent communities.

In the coming days, dry conditions will continue with low humidities and the potential for gusty winds. Moderate Santa Ana winds are expected to return on Monday and Tuesday, bringing a Red Flag Warning beginning early Monday morning.

“Temporary Evacuation Point at El Modena High School will be virtual tonight (12/5). If you are in need of Red Cross assistance from 10PM – 7AM, please call 310-650-1698 for support. The evacuation point will resume in-person service on Sunday (12/6) at 7AM.”


12/5/2020 2015 PT | OCFA PIO

“Good evening. Firefighters continued to seek & mop up hot spots to secure containment lines today. The #BondFire is @ 7,375 acres w/45% containment. We’re also going to be holding a meeting for residents who evacuated from Silverado, Modjeska, & Williams Canyons tomorrow @ 3pm.”

12/4/2020 1946 PT | OCFA PIO

Continued mapping of the #BondFire has it at 7,375 acres with 30% containment. There are 1,560 personnel working on the incident. Firefighters & 11 helicopters continued to mop up hot spots & improve containment lines today.



“Forest Service Sends Additional Firefighting Resources to Southern California.

The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has prepositioned additional firefighting resources to support Southern California ahead of critical fire weather forecasts. Approximately nine hand-crews, 46 engines, three bulldozers, eight helicopters, five large air tankers, and one very-large air tanker are ready to respond to any new fires in the Cleveland, San Bernardino, Angeles, and Los Padres National Forests.

Fire suppression resources were staged prior to the recent Santa Ana wind event, and more have been allocated with hazardous fire weather conditions forecasted through next week.

The potential for fires is expected to increase across Southern California on Monday and Tuesday, with another possible Santa Ana wind event forecasted next Thursday and Friday. All four Southern California National Forests remain under fire restrictions. Please check with the specific forests for more information.”

12/4/2020 1640 PT | OCFA PIO

Evacuation orders have been lifted in the city of Lake Forest. Lake Forest is under evacuation warning only. Modjeska, Silverado and Williams Canyons are still under mandatory evacuation.

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12/4/2020 1035 PT | SLO FD

SLO City Firefighters are supporting a @CALFIRE_SLO hand crew with establishing hand line at the fire’s edge of the #BondFire. Photographed is SLO City Firefighter Mitchel Woods from OES 385 mopping up in Santiago Canyon.


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