SILVERADO FIRE LAWSUIT FAQ
Is the Silverado Fire still burning?
The Silverado Fire was declared 100% contained on November 7, 2020.
When and where did the Silverado Fire start?
The Silverado Fire started on October 26, 2020, in Silverado Canyon near Irvine, CA, just off of Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road in northeast Orange County. It was fueled by 80-mph Santa Ana winds and excessively dry weather.
How big was the Silverado Fire?
The Silverado Fire spread to a total size of 13,390 acres — more than 20 square miles — and engulfed parts of Orange County and San Bernardino County.
How many people died in the Silverado Fire?
Although there were no civilian casualties in the Silverado Fire, two firefighters were critically burned and hospitalized for months.
Who caused the Silverado Fire in Irvine?
Southern California Edison reported in March that a “lashing wire” in one of their telecommunications lines might have sparked the fire when it struck a 12,000-volt conducting line above it.
Did SCE know its equipment might start the Silverado Fire?
Southern California Edison shut off power to more than 38,000 homes and businesses in five counties in the days leading up to the Silverado Fire in order to protect against high winds knocking down equipment or throwing tree branches into power lines, but the rolling blackouts were eased as the winds let up on the day the fire started.
Is there an SCE lawsuit for the Silverado Fire? Will there be a Silverado Fire settlement?
Any further legal action, including an SCE lawsuit, will be pending the results of currently ongoing infestations into the cause of the Silverado Fire. Victims of other recent Southern California wildfires reached a $360 million SCE settlement in 2019 when it was determined that SCE equipment started those wildfires.
How can I get compensation for property damage or injury caused by the Silverado Fire?
Review your claim with an experienced Southern California wildfire lawyer to determine if you can receive compensation from a Southern California Edison lawsuit. The skilled Orange County wildfire attorneys at Singleton, Schreiber, McKenzie & Scott can help you recover the fair and full compensation you need to move forward with your life.
Although there likely will be hundreds (if not thousands) of individuals who suffer damages, we handle each case individually. Our goal is to recover the maximum amount of legal damages for each individual based on each individual’s unique losses. That amount can range from tens of thousands of dollars to tens of millions. SCE has hundreds of millions of dollars available in insurance and can borrow additional funds to pay all damages caused by this fire if an SCE lawsuit is successful or a settlement is reached.
If you have experienced property damage or loss caused by the Silverado Fire or another wildfire, or if you or a loved one has incurred hospitalization, severe burns or other physical injuries, wrongful death, psychological trauma, or other long-term health issues, schedule your free claim evaluation today.