Since the Bond wildfire broke out in the Silflado Valley on the evening of the 2nd, two firefighters have been injured and thousands of acres have been burned down. Affected by the wildfire, about tens of thousands of local residents were asked to evacuate.
According to the Orange County Fire Department, as of the morning of the 4th local time, the Bond Mountain Fire had burned 26 square kilometers of land, and about 500 firefighters and 11 fire helicopters from more than 30 areas had assembled in the area to carry out joint firefighting work. Only 10% of the fires have been effectively controlled.
In addition to the injuries of two firefighters, the wildfire destroyed several houses at the same time, but the specific number of damage and the damage are still under further known.
Orange County Fire Department press officer Paul Horaday said at a press conference that after night of fighting, firefighters had controlled several strong fire spots, but due to the strong winds in Santa Ana, the fire continued to spread, which also caused difficulties in fighting.
At the same time, affected by the Bond wildfire, about 25,000 residents were asked to evacuate. For this reason, the fire department reminded residents affected by the evacuation order that due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic, local rescue organizations could not provide separate shelters, and encouraged evacuees to seek safety with their families or in hotels.