Orange County Coastal Fire | Evacuations and Maps
An area remains in a mandatory evacuation order as the fire continues to burn.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — Nearly 800 homes are safe after part of the Coastal Fire evacuation order was lifted.
According to the city’s website, firefighters will focus on hot spots as they continue to battle the blaze on Saturday. With evacuation orders reduced, only 131 homes are now listed as mandatory evacuations.
“Risks throughout the region continue to be mitigated to make the area safe for residents to return to their homes whenever possible,” the City of Laguna Niguel website says.
- 200 acres
- 40% containment
- 20 houses destroyed
- 11 houses damaged
- 456 firefighters on site
- 769 homes lifted from evacuations
- 2 firefighters were injured and discharged from hospital
- Orange County Sheriff’s Office HERE
- Orange County Fire Authority HERE
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says evacuations have been scaled back, but remain in place for several streets:
Mandatory evacuations remain on six residential streets: Coronado Pointe, Vista Court, La Vue, La Fleur, Le Port, Via La Rosas, Vista Montemar. An evacuation center is set up at the Crown Valley Community Center at 29751 Crown Valley Parkway.
Map of Orange County Sheriff’s Office Evacuation Zones:
A map shows the latest fire activity:
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FOREST FIRE PREPARATION
According to Cal Fire, the 2021 fire season started earlier than previous years, but also ended earlier. In January 2021, just under 1,200 acres burned due to nearly 300 wildfires. The fires resumed in the summer when the Dixie Fire burned in five northern California counties – Butte, Plumas, Shasta, Lassen and Tehama. The Dixie Fire started on July 13 and was not brought under control until October 25, burning nearly a million acres. It became the second largest wildfire in state history and the largest non-complex fire.
Overall, 2.5 million acres burned in 2021 due to 8,835 wildfires. Over 3,600 structures were destroyed and 3 people were killed.
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If you live in an area prone to wildfires, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. A defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely clear. At least 100 feet is recommended.
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The Department of Homeland Security suggests putting together an emergency kit of important documents, N95 respirator masks, and supplies to take with you if you have to leave at any time. The agency also suggests signing up for local alert system notifications and learning the best about your community’s evacuation plans to prepare you and your family in the event of a wildfire.
Some counties use Nixle Alerts to notify residents of severe weather, wildfires, and other news. To sign up, visit www.nixle.com or text your postcode to 888777 to start receiving alerts.
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