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Hundreds of Silverado Canyon homes threatened

The Santiago fire in Orange County threatened hundreds of homes in Silverado Canyon and is approaching the Riverside County line. Fire officials hope that milder weather conditions today will help their efforts. A few raindrops were even falling at the Irvine command post this morning.

The arson blaze, which has destroyed at least 14 homes, is 35% contained.

Overnight, firefighters protected homes in the narrow seven-mile canyon and used bulldozers to build a five-mile fire break, aiming to stop the fire front marching toward the Riverside County line. Nearly 2,000 firefighters are fighting the blaze.

An update is scheduled for later this morning.

-- Seema Mehta


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