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Voluntary Evacuation Warnings Issued In Southern California Burn Areas

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A storm front moved into the Southland Thursday morning, and brought with it the risk of mudslides and debris flows in wildfire burn areas.

Here is a list of evacuation warnings as of Thursday morning:

Orange County (Evacuation Order): The voluntary order turned into a mandatory evacuation order with the increase of rain intensity, effective from 8 p.m. until the Flash Flood Watch was set to end at around noon on December 24.

A voluntary evacuation order took effect Thursday at 8 a.m. for the Silverado, Williams and Modjeska canyons in the Bond Fire burn area.

The warning was issued due to potential flooding and debris flows from a pending storm expected to move into the Southland Wednesday bringing rain Thursday. Residents are advised to leave the area or prepare to evacuate quickly, particularly those with disabilities or mobility issues. Some streets in the area will be restricted to local traffic only.

The Bond Fire scar has ravaged the area, causing nearly $500,000 of damage last year. Several Silverado Canyon homes were damaged in last week's storm as well due to mudslides. Experts are concerned that the vegetation has not had enough time to grow and hold the land in place during a big storm. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch that will be in effect from Thursday night until Friday morning for coastal and inland Orange County.

Yucaipa (Evacuation Warning): An evacuation warning is in effect in the El Dorado Fire burn scar for residents in Oak Glen, Forest Falls, Mountain Home Village, Northeast Yucaipa, east of Bryant Street and North of Date Ave, Highway 38 from Bryant to Angelus Oaks due to the potential for mud and debris flow from the approaching storm Thursday night through Friday morning.

Lytle Creek (Evacuation Warning): The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department issued an evacuation warning for residents between Nealeys corner west of Lytle Creek Road north of I-15 to Meyers Canyon. Officials believe there is a potential for mud and debris flow. The warning is active from Thursday night through Friday morning.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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