Live: Aerial view of Silverado fire in California

Silverado Fire – California blaze QUADRUPLES in size forcing 100,000 to evacuate as two firefighters critically injured.

A report filed with California Public Utilities Commission shows a Southern California Edison power line may have played a part in the fire.

So far, the Silverado Fire has burned through more than 7,200 acres near Irvine.

A Southern California Edison spokesman, Chris Abel, told CNN: "We reported the incident despite seeing no activity on the nearby 12-kV circuit nor any downed power lines because it appears that a lashing wire attached to a telecommunications line may have contacted SCE's power line above it, possibly starting the fire."

The blaze, combined with a new, 3,000-acre Blue Ridge Fire, has meant more than 100,000 people have had to evacuate their homes, officials said.

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Silverado Fire – California blaze QUADRUPLES in size forcing 100,000 to evacuate as two firefighters critically injured
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