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South Bay, Los Angeles, county send firefighters to battle Orange County fire

11 October 2017, 12:07 | Darnell Patrick

Brush fire erupts near Santa Ana Canyon Road in Anaheim

Brush fire erupts near Santa Ana Canyon Road in Anaheim

"We've got winds out here gusting up to 45 miles per hour, and that's what driving this fire". At least four homes were completely gutted by the flames.

A wildfire that has burned almost a dozen square miles among Southern California suburbs is still just 5 percent contained and authorities say the thousands of people who evacuated will not be going home soon.

The Canyon 2 fire broke out around 9:20 a.m. Monday near the 91 Freeway and Gypsum Canyon Road, and quickly leaped the California 241 toll road. For Anaheim, it is 714-765-4333.

Local news services are reporting that a number of homes are burning and that mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for the Anaheim Hills area.

More than 6,000 acres were burned by late Monday and at least 24 structures were destroyed with another 5,000 threatened, fire officials said.

By Tuesday morning, Anaheim Fire & Rescue reported the blaze to be at 7,500 acres.

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

The Country Car Pet Resort at 4691 Valley View Ave.in Yorba Linda was accepting companion pets at no cost during the emergency and can accommodate 120 dogs and around 50 cats.

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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a home in Anaheim Hills, California on Monday. Some schools like Tustin Unified School District and Santiago Canyon College have called off classes.

The people of Southern California are waking up to fire and smoke Tuesday morning.

"We understand that you want to stay in your homes, but you make it more hard for the firefighters", Wyatt said. More than 1,000 firefighters, six fixed-wing aircrafts and 14 helicopters were battling the blaze. Firefighters worked hard to save homes but could not protect every structure as the fire raged out of control.

-The 261 is closed to the 241.

Airborne ash and smoky conditions forced the closure of at least two major freeways in the vicinity of Anaheim: the State Route 241 and the eastbound side of the State Route 91.

"Or Ortega Highway if you're down south, " Olivera said.

Another claimed the rollercoaster at Paradise Pier had been evacuated and shut down.



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