Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Homes Burning in Anaheim Hills due to Canyon Fire 2

Homes Burning in Anaheim Hills due to Canyon Fire 2

Approximately 1,000 firefighters from different areas are combatting the fire.

One firefighter has been injured.

The blaze, dubbed the Canyon 2 fire, grew from 800 to more than 6,000 acres in less than 24 hours, destroying at least 24 structures, including homes, according to Anaheim Fire & Rescue.

Pimlott said most of the fires started at about 10 p.m. Sunday and their causes are under investigation.

By Monday night it was only 5 percent contained.

That smoke could be seen from around Southern California, from inland areas to Disneyland and the coast.

"We want to get you back into your homes as quickly as possible, we want to repopulate, but we don't want you going back in and then need us to re-evacuate you", Wyatt said. At least four homes were completely gutted by the flames.

California's fire chief says at least 1,500 homes and commercial buildings have been destroyed in wildfires that have ripped through the state's wine country. Horse evacuations were established on the west end of Yorba Regional Park. For Anaheim, it is 714-765-4333.

The Anaheim Hills Community Center, East Anaheim Community Center, Downtown Anaheim Community Center and Anaheim Downtown Youth Center are functioning as evacuation sites, according to the interactive map.

That order was later extended south to Chapman Avenue, then south again into the Santiago Hills area as far south as Canyon View Avenue. The north and central portions of Orange County are under the smoke advisory, along with Saddleback Valley, Capistrano Valley, Corona and Norco and north and southwest Los Angeles County.

Authorities have ordered evacuations of neighborhoods and two elementary schools and shut down heavily traveled freeways.

The 91 Freeway, which reopened Monday afternoon, was expected to remain open for the morning commute.

Katella High School in Anaheim and El Modena High School in Orange were open overnight to evacuees overnight.

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