LOS ANGELES - The Orange County Sheriff's Department has lifted mandatory evacuations for communities in the Bond Fire scar area. Evacuations for the Silverado, Williams and Modjeska canyons have been downgraded to voluntary as of 10 a.m. Thursday.
On Wednesday the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for the burn scar area. That watch is in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday.
"Peak rainfall rates are expected to be up to 0.75 inch per hour," the Public Works advisory said on Wednesday. "County agencies are working in unified command to advise residents on how to prepare for this storm event and potentially evacuate 56 households at greatest risk in the Bobcat Fire (San Gabriel Valley) and Lake Fire (north County) burn areas."
The Bobcat Fire from September to October 2020 burned 115,796 acres in the Angeles National Forest, the city of Monrovia, Juniper Hills, Littlerock, Pearblossom, Llano and Valyermo. The fire damaged or destroyed 194 structures
Officials were also concerned about the area of Lake Fire of August 2020, which burned 31,089 acres in the Lake Hughes area and damaged or destroyed 45 structures.
SILVERADO CANYON, CA - January 28: A fire vehicle passes by a sign warning Silverado Canyon residents who were affected by the Bond Fire of a flash flood watch and voluntary evacuation in advance of an approaching heavy rain storm that could bring mu
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