Bond fire: Evacuations, road closures, shelters

Rong-Gong Lin II, Hayley Smith
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SILVERADO, CA - DECEMBER 03: Firefighters turn to shield themselves from the ember wash as they battle the Bond Fire, started by a structure fire that extended into nearby vegetation, along Silverado Canyon Road on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 in Silverado, CA. Dangerous fire weather conditions are in effect across wide swaths of Southern California as dry, gusty Santa Ana winds are expected from the northeast. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters turn to shield themselves from embers as they battle the Bond fire Thursday morning along Silverado Canyon Road. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

The Bond fire, which was sparked Wednesday night in Orange County, has exploded to more than 7,000 acres and is threatening several canyon communities.

The fire was moving southwest, out of the foothills, on Thursday.

Several areas are under both mandatory and voluntary evacuations. The latest map of evacuation areas from the Orange County Sheriff's Department is available here.

Here are the areas under evacuation as of Thursday afternoon:

Mandatory evacuations

Voluntary evacuations

Red Cross evacuation point

has been set up

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities said no congregate shelter was available and urged evacuees “to seek safety with family/friends or in a hotel.”

Small pets shelter

1630 Victory Road, Tustin

Road closures

133 toll road:

  • Northbound between the 5 Freeway and the 241 toll road

  • Northbound connector to the northbound 241 toll road is closed

  • Northbound/southbound 5 Freeway connector to the northbound 133 is closed

241 toll road:

  • Northbound between the 133 interchange and the 91 Freeway

  • Southbound between the 91 and Portola Parkway (north)

261 toll road:

  • Northbound between Edinger/Walnut and the 241

Avoid canyon roads.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.