Firefighters Evacuate Residents Of Silverado Canyon

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IRVINE (AP) —Firefighters are evacuating 25 to 30 people form a Southern California canyon threatened by rolling boulders and debris flows.

Authorities say residents of hillside cabins in Silverado Canyon in Orange County are being walked to a local church. The narrow canyon on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest burned in a 2007 wildfire and remains at risk of mudslides.

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Roads are choked with mud and uprooted trees and the local Silverado Creek is full of rushing water.


No injuries have been reported.

Resident Paul Wright says he was awakened by the booming of moving boulders at 3 a.m. and got his family out. But other residents are refusing to leave.

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  • Bee

    Oh sure, stay behind after our firefighters risk their lives to evacuate you. No love lost if an adult fool gets buried in mud, but if you have chiildren, get the heck out of the trap you decided to live in when the weather gets this bad!

    • guillermo duran

      i agree

  • guillermo duran

    poor people they need to evacuate there homes while were just wasting time we should all be prepared with a plan and parents your depend on you.i am guillermo duran a eleven year old kid my message is be prepared with your kids

  • guillermo duran

    best things to have during a flood flashlight,extra batteries,blankets,map,dryed clothes,medification[if needed],identification cards,phone,water,snacks,entertainment for children,extra money[atm might not work].im happy to share be safe and prepared.

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