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OC Fire Fighters Use Irvine Regional Park and OC Zoo as Staging Areas to Battle Silverado Fire

OC Parks is reminding residents that Irvine Regional Park and the Orange County Zoo remain closed through midweek to serve as a base for firefighters battling the Silverado Fire. According to OC Parks, “[t]he fire camp is hosting about 1,000 firefighters from throughout the state and various jurisdictions. It’s like a small city with all [...]