Bond Fire Updates

December 10

Firefighters continue to patrol the Bond Fire burn area for hot spots around the clock. The total acres for the fire is 6,686 with 96% containment.  

December 9 

Firefighters now have 85% containment around the 6,686 acre Bond Fire. 

December 8

All evacuation warnings in Lake Forest have been lifted. Please always be prepared, however.

December 8

Updated mapping has the fire area at 6,686 acres with 75% containment. No significant changes last night - winds did pick up but all lines held. Per the morning briefing, there were resident reports of hotspots that were taken care of.

December 7, 2020 

Firefighters now have 60% containment around the 7,375 acre fire. There is a Red Flag Warning for the fire area now through 10 p.m. Tuesday. There are 1,489 personnel working the incident. 

December 7, 2020

The Red Cross Temporary Evacuation Point as El Modena High School (3920 E. Spring St., Orange) remains open to anyone affected by the Bond Fire. If you are in need of Red Cross assistance please call 310-650-1698.

December 6, 2020

Voluntary Evacuation warnings in place for Portola Hills, Zones 4 and 5, because of high winds expected to hit the area early Monday morning. A Red Flag warning is expected early Monday through Tuesday evening. Residents are advised to be prepared to evacuate. Also, please be careful with any activities that could spark a fire.

Southern California Edison may institute a Public Safety Power Shutoff in the Lake Forest foothills to minimize wildfire threat. See for more information and to sign up for SCE alerts.

The Bond Fire remains at 7,375 acres with 55 percent containment.  Firefighters report 30 structures destroyed and 21 damaged.

December 5, 2 p.m.

OCFA hosted a community meeting regarding the Bond Fire on Saturday. Here is the link to review the meeting:

December 5, 1:30 p.m.

OCFA reports Bond Fire is 7,375 acres with 40 percent containment. Five structures have been destroyed and five damaged. More than 1,585 firefighters are on scene.

December 4, 2020 11:00 am - All mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted. It may take some time for Sheriffs to open roads so please have patience when retuning to your home.

December 4, 2:15 p.m.

An update on the Bond Fire impact on pets and wildlife:

Pets sheltered with OC Animal Care included 17 cats, 10 dogs, 1 rabbit, 1 guinea pig, and 1 parrot.

Animals lost in fire include an owl, falcon, raptors, and a horse euthanized at request of owner.

December 4, 2020 10:25 am - No update yet on evacuations from the Bond Fire. OCFA reports 6,400 acres and 10% containment. OCFA Division Chief Mike Contreras explains why evacuations remain in place even when residents don't see smoke. Evacuations remain in effect. 

OC Fire Authority Division Chief Mike Contreras explains why evacuations remain in place, even when you can't see smoke in the sky.

Bond Fire Updates

Update Friday, December 4, 4:05 a.m. No new updates at this time. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in place. Orange county fire authority will evaluate area at sunrise in order to determine next steps.

Mandatory Evacuations have been lifted in Zone 2, the Alton-Paloma Loop in north Foothill Ranch. Evacuations in Zones 3,4, and 5 in the remainder of Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills will remain in place through Thursday night. Type your address into the interactive map to determine the status of your zone. 

As of 5:25 p.m., The voluntary evacuations in Baker Ranch, Zones 1 and 9, have also been lifted.

December 3, 10:23 p.m

There are no new updates at this time and current mandatory evacuation orders remain in place. A new update will be posted after Orange County Fire Authority is able to assess the fire as the sun rises.

December 3, 6:45 p.m.

Closures to The Toll Roads that were in place due to the Bond Fire have been lifted and all portions of the 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads that were impacted by the fire have been reopened.

December 3, 6:30 p.m.

The voluntary evacuation warning for Baker Ranch, Zones 1 and 9, has been lifted.

December 3, 3:05 p.m.

The mandatory evacuation for the northern portion of Foothill Ranch, Zone 2, has been lifted.

December 3, 2:04 p.m.

Bond Fire Prompts Closures of Portions of The Toll Roads

Sections of the 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads have been impacted.  

 IRVINE, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2020) – The Bond Fire that broke out Thursday morning in Santiago Canyon has led the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to order closures of some segments of The Toll Roads.  

 As of Thursday, Dec.3 at 1:30 p.m., the following closures are in place: 

 133 Toll Road 

NB 133 is closed between I-5 and the 241 Toll Road 

NB 133 connector to the NB 241 Toll Road is closed  

NB/SB I-5 connector to the NB 133 Toll Road is closed 

 241 Toll Road 

NB 241 is closed between the 133 interchange and SR 91  

SB 241 is closed between SR 91 and Portola Parkway (North) 

 261 Toll Road 

NB 261 Toll Road is closed between Edinger/Walnut and the 241 

Due to the fluidity of the situation, closures are subject to change. Check and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.  

While there isn’t a way to eliminate all fire risk, TCA takes important steps to prevent and mitigate wildfires. The Agencies partner with multiple organizations, such as the Orange County Fire Authority and Caltrans, to clear vegetation and create defensible spaces and buffers that serve as areas for first responders to fight wildfires when they occur. TCA also participates in the Orange County Fire Watch program, which alerts the public to elevated fire danger in or near wilderness parks and communities across Orange County.  

December 3, 1:50 p.m.

OCFA announces two firefighters were injured while battling the Bond Fire this afternoon. They were treated by firefighter paramedics and transported to a hospital for further care. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. 

December 3, 1:34 p.m.

Update on large animal sheltering: 

Los Alamitos Racetrack is at capacity no longer accepting animals.

Anaheim Equestrian Center 

       1370 S. Sanderson Ave, Anaheim 92806.

         (714) 535-3510

 OC Fair and Events Center

        88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 

        (714) 708-1588 

        Enter at Gate 5 off Arlington Drive.*limited housing                                               

The daily care as well as feed, medications and other necessary supplies will be the responsibility of the animal owner. 

December 3, 1:30 p.m.

The Red Cross at El Toro High School is offering applications for overnight housing arrangements.

SunCoast Park Hotel in Anaheim, is offering disaster relief rates from $89 plus tax and an additional $10 charge for a King Studio suite. Parking fees will be waived, and SunCoast Park hotel allows pets. Call (714) 598-0600 and ask for the “disaster relief” special rate.

Marriott Fullerton – $95.00 (plus tax)

2701 Nutwood Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831

(714) 738-7800

Direct Booking Link

Portofino Inn and Suites – $75.00 (plus tax)

Accepting up to two PETS at no additional charge

1831 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802

(714) 782-7600

Direct Booking Link

Sheraton Cerritos – $109.00 (plus tax)

12725 Center Ct Dr S, Cerritos, CA 90703

(562) 809-1500

Direct Booking Link

December 3, 1:00 p.m.

OC Animal Care has provided a list of evacuation locations for your pets.

*Call before to ensure accommodation

Small pets – OC Animal Care

1630 Victory Rd. Tustin, CA 92782

(714) 935-6848

Bring photo ID, vet/vaccination records, special food, and medications along with animals.

Larger pets – OC Fair & Events Center

88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 708-1588

Enter at Gate 5 off Arlington Drive

Livestock – Los Alamitos Racetrack

4961 Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos. CA 90720

Use main entrance off Katella and turn left towards stalls.

December 3, 12 p.m.

Fire now 7,200 acres, zero percent contained.

December 3, 11:30 a.m.

OCFA reports the fire is at 4,000 acres and zero percent contained. Swirling winds in the canyon are pushing embers in all directions. The fire is burning toward Irvine Lake, with spot fires throughout the area.

December 3, 10:30 a.m.

Orange County Public Libraries' Foothill Ranch branch is closed due to the fire.

December 3, 9:50 a.m.

The following road closures in the evacuation areas are staffed by OC Sheriff's Deputies:


Ridgeline/El Toro

Glenn Ranch/El Toro


Cook/Towne Centre

Bake/Rue de Fortuna

Lake Forest/Rue de Valore

Alton/Towne Centre


The deputies are preventing non-authorized personnel from entering closed areas for the public's safety as well as to keep the streets clear for firefighters.

December 3, 9:05 a.m.

The Lake Forest Sports Park and Etnies Skatepark are closed. OC Parks reports winds and fire conditions spurred the closures of Irvine, Peters Canyon, Santiago Oaks & O'Neill regional parks, OC Zoo, Irvine Lake, Irvine Ranch Open Space, Saddleback Gateway, Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park and Arden Modjeska Historic House and Gardens. 

December 3, 8:26 a.m.

Orange County Fire Authority reports Bond Fire burning in Modjeska Canyon. Winds are shifting and fire has opportunity to move in multiple directions. As of 8 a.m., more than 500 firefighters were battling the Bond Fire, which has now consumed 3,650 acres. Erratic winds have pushed embers in all directions, causing numerous spot fires. The fire started in Silverado Canyon and then it spread to Williams Canyon and Modjeska Canyon.

December 3, 8:15 a.m.

Evacuation care centers are available in two Lake Forest locations:

El Toro High School, hosted by the City. Water, wifi and restrooms are available. The High School is at 25255 Toledo Way, Lake Forest.

Saddleback Church opened an Evacuee Relief spot with restrooms, wifi, water, and snacks in the Refinery at the Church, 1 Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest.

December 3, 7:53 a.m.

Saddleback Valley Unified School District announces site closures for today due to Bond fire. No hybrid or distance learning for Foothill Ranch Elementary, Portola Hills Elementary and Trabuco Elementary.

Distancing learning only at Del Lago, Gates, Glen Yermo, La Madera, Lake Forest, Melinda Heights, Olivewood, Rancho Canada, and Santiago Steam elementary schools, Serrano Intermediate and El Toro High School.

December 3, 7:17 a.m.

Fire at 3,600 acres and zero percent containment.

Orange County Animal Care in Tustin can take your household animals if you are evacuated. Call 714.935.6848.

December 3, 6:17 a.m.

Mandatory Evacuations have been called for Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills. Zones 2,3,4, and 5 are under mandatory evacuation. When you leave your home, you will not be able to return. Recorded updates at 949.461.3536.

December 3, 5 a.m.

Fire estimated at 2,000 acres.

Voluntary evacuation warnings remain in place for Baker Ranch, Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills. On the map below, Zones 1,2,3,4,5,7, and 9 are under voluntary evacuation warnings. Please be prepared to leave.

Santiago Canyon Road is closed from Jackson Ranch Road to the 241 Tollroad.

The City's Emergency Hotline, 949.461.3435 has been activated and will be updated hourly.

December 2, 10 p.m.

At approximately 10:13 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, a structure fire broke out in Silverado Canyon and extended into the wildland. The fire has currently burned over 1,000 acres with 0% containment.