Das neueste vom Tumblr: Great Park ist evakuiert wegen des Feuers. Wir hoffen, Stephen und alle anderen sind in Sicherheit gebracht worden. Nathen Chen trainiert dort ja auch.
The City of Irvine is under evacuation orders and warnings as a result of the Silverado Fire, which began early this morning. It is now at 7200 acres and is 0% contained. Wind gusts are exacerbating the situation, with 500 fire fighters on the scene. Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena cancelled programming earlier, and is now in a region under evacuation warning. The map linked here highlights the areas dealing with evacuations, affecting 90800 residents. Community centres are accepting those who have had to evacuate. No residential property damage has been reported currently.
We don’t know if Stephen and his family have been impacted at this time. Other skaters have had to evacuate.
If you would like to keep up to date, the hashtag #SilveradoFire is being used on Twitter. The Orange County Fire Authority PIO account is providing regular updates and videos. All major news outlets around the world including CNN, BBC, The Guardian and more are reporting on this fire as well.
I hope everyone can stay safe, and that this fire will be contained soon.
ETA 2020/10/29: The Silverado Fire is 40% contained as of 7:46 AM PDT according to Cal Fire. Evacuation orders in Irvine were lifted yesterday, and Great Park Ice reopened. Over 1200 fire fighters have been working to fight this fire. Two were injured - best wishes to them for a speedy recovery. Hopefully it’s business as usual in Irvine.