Wind Drives Canyon Fire 2 Across Thousands of Acres

Aaron Brown
October 11, 2017

The vegetation fire, which has been dubbed the Canyon Fire 2, prompted the evacuations of more than 5,000 homes in Anaheim Hills, Orange, Orange Park Acres and Tustin on Monday.

More than 1,000 firefighters from across the state were battling the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County, which has now scorched 7,500 acres and is 25 percent contained.

Firefighters on Tuesday were hoping to get more control of a brush fire that destroyed 24 structures in Orange County and forced a mass evacuation of residents in Anaheim Hills and Orange. By late afternoon, ash from the fire was falling as far away as Long Beach and San Pedro.

Northbound lanes of the 241 to the 91 freeway, and the east and west off-ramps at Gypsum Canyon Road, have also been shut down. Resources across the state were taxed as some fires went from ignition to tens of thousands of acres in just a few hours. Eyewitness News observed at least nine homes that were destroyed by flames. Understudies that were cleared are now at Canyon High School - two primary schools have been emptied, as indicated by the Associated Press.

Officials in the neighboring city of Orange issued evacuation orders for all residents north of Santiago Canyon road to the city border with Anaheim.

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Overnight shelter can be found at Katella High School (2200 E. Wagner Ave.).

No smoke alarms have been activated at the Disneyland Resort, and the parks remain open, officials there told KTLA.

Some posted pictures of clear blue skies side-by-side with the orange smoke, which they said were taken a few seconds apart. The Los Angeles County Fire Department sent some 80 firefighters grouped into three strike teams.

-The 261 is closed to the 241.

You can do so by coming to East Hills Gymnasium at 8165 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road.

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