Sunday, 22 October, 2017

California canyon fire creates eerie orange sky over Disneyland

Smoke looms over CSUF as Canyon Fire 2 burns through Anaheim Hills Anaheim Hills fire grows to 6000 acres, burns multiple homes
Damon Campbell | 11 October, 2017, 00:30

Homes and families in the Orange County, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Los Angeles, & Surrounding Areas have been evacuated, homes have been destroyed, missing persons reports have been filed with the authorities, and at least 8,000 acres of land has been destroyed.

The new blaze, dubbed Canyon Fire 2, started near the 91 and Gypsum Canyon Road, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz.

-The eastbound 91 freeway is closed at Weir Canyon Road. By late afternoon, ash from the fire was falling as far away as Long Beach and San Pedro.

REUTERS/ Kyle GrillotThe Canyon Fire burns hillsides above houses in Corona, California.

The fire burning in the Anaheim Hills area was causing smoke to flow into Orange County, causing unhealthy air in some areas. For Tustin, evacuation area is located in Jamboree and Tustin Ranch Road (north of Pioneer).

Mandatory evacuations remained in place Tuesday. An emergency shelter has been established at the East Anaheim Community Center, 8201 East Santa Ana Canyon Road.

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"Disney does a good job about creating a happy little magic bubble within its gates so I didn't realise the severity of [the fire] until we got home", user littlegraythread wrote. Evacuations have been ordered for neighborhoods and two elementary schools.

The fast-moving brush fire is now threatening roughly 1,000 homes in the area.

-The 261 is closed to the 241.

Motorists were advised to take the Orange (57) Freeway to the Pomona (60) Freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Florentino Olivera said.

Santos said the fire moved quickly through the open space behind her house - between time the police knocked on her door and told her she had to evacuate and when she headed out the door.

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