The massive Silverado fire is burning out of control as firefighters confirm how it began with a cigarette tossed into a dry bush.
According to reports, the giant blaze in Irvine, California continues to cause massive destruction. Currently, the authorities are forcing around 100,000 citizens to evacuate from Orange County, Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, firefighters confirmed how the blaze actually began when a smoker threw his cigarette into a dry bush. Accompanied by winds at 30mph, the giant fire broke out near Highway 12 and the Walters Rd, Solano County.
The fire chief confirmed how firefighters found a ‘half-burned butt of a cigarette,’ that most likely indicated how the fire actually began.
On the other hand, locals had no choice but to indulge in forceful evacuation as another Blue Ridge Fire seemed to ablaze and approach their neighborhoods. The start of both the wildfires is spelling out disaster, spreading by the second.
Previously, state officials mentioned how one possible cause for the massive Silverado fire could be related to a power line. However, soon news came pouring in about how the area’s electrical circuit had no activity during that time.
Today, the giant Silverado blaze has already burned down 8000 acres of land, getting recognition as an ‘entirely uncontained’ fire.
Moreover, the blaze reached Santa Ana’s foothills, near Irvine.Despite the fire breaking out during the dawn, it exploded massively in size. And today, it stands at more than 11 square miles.
The recent discovery of the cigarette is sparking outrage and frustration amongst many, especially during this time of the year. Authorities term this weather to be the most dangerous fire climate of the entire year.
Orange County’s fire authorities expressed how 1170 homes were evacuated with 481 more under evacuation. And that totals to around 10,000 people. Similarly, there are more than tens of thousands of individuals without power. Reports also confirmed how two firefighters sustained grave injuries while battling the blaze.