YORBA LINDA (CNS) - The Blue Ridge and Silverado wildfires were both 99% contained this morning and full containment was expected by Tuesday.
Two firefighters remained in critical condition after suffering second-and third-degree burns in the Silverado Fire, which was driven by powerful Santa Ana winds.
“Our two hand crew firefighters remain at OC Global Medical Center, where they're getting exceptional care at the burn center,'' said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. “Their two families have been moved by all the love, support and prayers they have been receiving from the entire community.''
The two fires started Oct. 26, first, the Silverado Fire at 6:52 a.m. off the Foothill Transportation Corridor (241) in the Irvine area, then the Blue Ridge Fire at 2:32 p.m. north of the Riverside (91) Freeway in Yorba Linda.
The Blue Ridge Fire has burned 13,694 acres, destroyed one structure and damaged 10, according to CalFire. The Silverado Fire has blackened 12,466 acres, destroyed five structures and damaged nine.
The cause of both fires was unknown.
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