Fire crews worked through the night to slow the blaze’s progress, taking advantage of decreasing winds.
The Bond fire began as a house fire in Orange County on Thursday. Santa Ana winds pushed the flames into nearby hillsides, where they met parched vegetation that fueled the fire’s rapid growth.
As of Friday morning, the blaze has burned 6,400 acres and is 10% contained, according to Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA).
Approximately 25,000 residents were evacuated Thursday as the fire spread. Some of those evacuation orders have been lifted in Lake Forest, but Canyon areas are still under mandatory evacuation. Canyon roads continue to be closed.
Opterrix’s proprietary wildfire detection module identified the blaze within 20 minutes of ignition.
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