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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