30 November 2020,   03:19
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60,000 people ordered to evacuate Irvine, California, as wildfire spreads

Officials ordered about 60,000 people to evacuate Irvine, California, on Monday as a wildfire that started earlier in the day spread. 

The Silverado Fire, which ignited at about 6:47 a.m. Monday, has wreaked havoc in Orange County, with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) officials saying it has burnt 2,000 acres and is 0 percent contained. 

The massive evacuation prompted the county to set up six community centers, three of which were reported to be full, according to a press release. 

California has struggled with record wildfires this season. Almost 34 million people are under red flag warnings in the state and throughout the Southwest because of the weather conditions

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