Blue Ridge Fire Near Yorba Linda Reaches 30 Percent Containment

Firefighters continued air attacks on the Blue Ridge Fire near Yorba Linda, California, on Tuesday, October 27. By Thursday, the fire had topped more than 14,000 acres and was at 30 percent containment.

According to the Orange County Register, most evacuations for the Blue Ridge Fire and Silverado Fire were lifted by Wednesday night.

The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) reported seven damaged and one destroyed structure in the Blue Ridge Fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Twitter user @briankjlee posted this footage to Twitter, showing a tanker dropping fire retardant on the blaze. They wrote: “Thank you firefighters!! After saving the homes, the ground team even washed off the retardant from the home’s driveway while waiting on standby. Beyond fire duty service!!”

The OCFA confirmed clean-up measures to take care of the fire retardant. Credit: @briankjlee via Storyful