Controlled burn thought to be cause of O.C. fire

first_img “There’s always that potential when there’s a Santa Ana wind situation. All you need is a single ember,” he said. Some residents had managed to return to evacuated areas before the order was lifted, or had never left so they could protect their homes in case the fire approached. “Anybody that has a (wood) shake roof stayed. Anybody that’s been through this before stayed,” said 56-year-old Charles Morse, a longtime resident of Maybury Park in Orange, whose home has wooden shingles. “I did hook up my fifth-wheeler, but I won’t start packing up until I see houses across the street burning.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Hawkins said fire crews ignited a prescribed burn Thursday in a 10-acre area near Sierra Peak, and at the time no Santa Ana winds were predicted for at least five days. But roots and other material can continue to burn underground if not fully extinguished. Hawkins noted that the apparent cause would not be considered final for two weeks because several people in a pickup truck had been seen in the area where the wildfire roared to life early Monday. But he said the area where the controlled burn was done was almost identical to where the wildfire began. Further prescribed burns in the forest are being temporarily suspended, he said. Dave Kerr, the U.S. Forest Service incident command chief, said the fire is consuming lighter fuels because it is in an area that burned about four years ago. But he said there is still concern about embers blowing across the Route 241 toll road that has served as a break between the wildfire and homes a few miles west. ORANGE, Calif. – A 6,520-acre wildfire that triggered evacuations of more than 2,000 homes in northeastern Orange County apparently was ignited by remnants of a controlled burn in Cleveland National Forest that escaped, a U.S. Forest Service official said Tuesday. Despite gusty Santa Ana winds, no homes had been lost in the blaze and evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday afternoon, but Chief Rich Hawkins of the Cleveland National Forest apologized to those displaced from neighborhoods in the cities of Orange and Anaheim about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles. “I am very regretful of the situation I find myself in tonight,” Hawkins told reporters at a command post. “The fact that nobody’s home has burned down and no one’s been killed, that’s a godsend.” The wildfire was 10 percent contained and burning in light fuels, but the Santa Ana winds were forecast to continue through today. There was no estimate for when the fire would be fully contained. last_img read more

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first_imgLondon, England – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineQuince, an Ottoman Empire-inspired restaurant, will debut this June at London’s iconic May Fair Hotel. Celebrity Chef Silvena Rowe, accomplished in a trove of gastronomic media—she is a cookbook author, a regular guest on cooking shows and was a food columnist for the Guardian—will direct the Eastern European menu she culled from her Turkish heritage. History is interwoven throughout the culinary undertaking: spiced lamb cutlets with tahini and black truffle sauce pay homage a to the specialty dish of her grandfather’s; an orange blossom baklava is a delicacy from the 1400s said to be the favorite dessert of Roxelane, a concubine-turned-bride of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. Contemporary cookery translations include a green herb and spice salmon shawarma that’s cooked on a bespoke vertical grill.Rowe worked with famed interior designer Martin Brudnizki on the restaurant’s décor. The result is a mélange of turquoises and emeralds as deep as the Bosphorus accented with shades of sienna, like the open-kitchen’s beaten-copper and onyx-topped counter. Intricate pendants consisting of thousands of silk strands cascade above the bar, which serves Lebanese Taxi, a delicious rose water and lavender signature tipple named after an all-female pink taxi service in Lebanon.For the definitive elite experience, book the chef’s table and enjoy the eight-course tasting menu paired with the Chateau Musar 1993, one of the rare vintages from the extensive wine list and made from grapes grown in Ghazir’s Bekka Valley in Lebanon.www.quincelondon.comlast_img read more