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Southern California Wildfire

A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blazes.

October 27, 2020

Firefighter Tylor Gilbert puts out hotspots while battling the Silverado Fire in Irvine, California.

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A single fire hose crosses artificial grass in the backyard of a house on Hidden Glen Lane after the Green Fire passed by in Yorba Linda, California.

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The Silverado Fire burns along the 241 State Highway in Irvine, California.

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Firefighter Raymond Vasquez battles the Silverado Fire in Irvine, California.

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Crews battle the Silverado Fire along The 133 Freeway near Irvine Boulevard in Irvine, California.

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The Silverado Fire burns in Irvine, California. A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blazes.

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A firefighter prepares to put out hotspots while battling the Silverado Fire, in Irvine, California.

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A firefighter braves gusty winds as heavy smoke from the Silverado Fire fills the air in Irvine, California.

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A roadside sign warns motorists of extreme fire danger on Grizzly Peak Boulevard, in Oakland, California.

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