When can irvine residents return home?

The Irvine Police Department Return to Home Registry is an innovative program designed to help officers locate lost or wandering individuals when they go. The Laguna Beach Police Department has issued an IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER for Irvine Cove and Emerald Bay (both north and south of Emerald Bay), and an EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for all of North Laguna (all residents north of Broadway) in Laguna Beach due to a nearby fire. Homes are currently threatened with the possibility of more structures being threatened if the fire spreads. An IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER means that there is an imminent threat to life or property.

People and their pets in the Immediate Evacuation Order area should evacuate NOW, without delay. Mutual aid to combat the Emerald Fire was received from the Orange County Fire Authority, Los Angeles County Firefighters, Newport Beach, and members of all local fire departments of OC, Caltrans, Southern California Edison, the City of Irvine, the City of Laguna Niguel, the City of Mission Viejo, and the Orange County Sheriff Department. The city's new Exterior Warning System was used to alert residents to the evacuation and the new Helipod service station on the Fire Trail was put into service and water droplets were deployed from the air to fight fire both from the air and from the ground. Please provide us with your name and email address to receive our Daily Overnight News Digest (DONS), a quick overview of the latest day's news and events with thumbnail photos.