Silverado Fire Information and Updates

The Silverado Fire began burning Monday, October 26 at 6:47 am. The vegetation fire began in the area of Santiago Canyon Rd and Silverado Canyon Road.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

9:00 a.m. The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is coordinating with OCSD – RSM Police Services, OCSD Office of Emergency Management, and Orange County Fire Authority. Stay tuned to the City's social media channels and local news. Emergency information will also be provided to affected residents through AlertOC.

Call the County hotline at (714) 628-7085 for more information and view the OC Emergency Public Information Map at


5:00 pm: 7,200 acres burned, 0% containment, and 500 firefighters fighting the fire.

2:00 pm: Two OCFA Handcrew members have been critically injured.

1:00 pm: 4,000 acres burned, 0% containment, 20,000 homes evacuated, and 500 personnel fighting the fire.

OCFA Press Release: 10:00 am

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OCFA Press Release: 2:30 pm

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OC Public Information Map

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