Santiago Fire

2007, Cleveland National Forest

Orange County


Last Updated: November 9, 2007 6:30 am (FINAL)
Date/Time Started: October 21, 2007 5:55 pm
Administrative Unit: Orange County Fire Authority/Cleveland National Forest
County: Orange County
Location: Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon
Acres Burned: 28,400 acres (see map)
Structures Destroyed: 15 residential structures and 9 outbuildings were destroyed. 8 residential structures and 12 outbuildings were damaged.
Evacuations: Evacuation orders have been lifted. Santiago Canyon Road has been re-opened.
Injuries: 16 firefighter injuries have been reported.
Cause: Human
Cooperating Agencies: California Highway Patrol, Orange County Sheriff, Irvine Police Department, Cal Edison, SoCal Gas, Irvine Ranch Water District, CalTrans.
Total Fire Personnel: 206 (48 CAL FIRE)
Fire crews: 2
Engines: 9
Helicopters: 1
Dozers: 2
Water tenders: 3
Costs to date: $21.6 million
Major Incident Command Team: A Cleveland National Forest Type 3 Organization (IC-Jay Bertek)



Foothill Ranch, Orange County, CA. Santiago Canyon Fire. Canyon hills behind homes on Viaggio Lane

Photo by Alex Miroshnichenko (October 28, 2007)



Looking East from Viaggio Lane (Photo by Alex Miroshnichenko - October 28, 2007)


View from backyard of a Tessera Ave home. 3:56pm

Photo by Alex Miroshnichenko (October 28, 2007)

Photo Credits:

Miroshnichenko, A. (2007). Select Santiago Fire photographs. digg. Retrieved November 30, 2007 from