Homes Burning in Anaheim Hills due to Canyon Fire 2

Wind-Driven Wildfire Spreads to Anaheim Hills Neighborhood

Long Beach Fire Department Sends “Strike Team” to Assist in Anaheim Hills Fire

A wind-whipped brush fire destroyed multiple homes in the Anaheim Hills area, and authorities said 1,000 homes were threatened.

The Canyon fire 2 in the nearby Anaheim Hills has burned at least 7,500 acres. Officials said the fire was moving rapidly toward the 241 Freeway.

Anaheim Fire and Rescue earlier said that the blaze, dubbed Canyon Fire 2, was 0 percent contained.

The Village at Orange mall, 1500 E. Village Way, was made available as a staging area for residents unable to reach their homes due to the fire, although the mall was not designated an evacuation center. Eyewitness News observed at least nine homes that were destroyed by flames.

Wyatt added, though, that conditions will be similar to Monday, when the fire started in Coal Canyon and spread quickly with the help of hot, dry conditions and the Santa Ana Winds, Wyatt said at a Tuesday morning press conference. MORE: Full list of evacuation orders, road closures for Canyon Fire 2Gov.

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

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.

The Orange Unified School District has suspended its afternoon sports for Monday.

Some posted pictures of clear blue skies side-by-side with the orange smoke, which they said were taken a few seconds apart.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott say an estimated 20,000 people have been evacuated. Even Disneyland in Anaheim affected by the fire. For Orange, it will be in Orange Park Acres, Santiago Canyon Road East of Cannon.

-The eastbound 91 freeway is closed at Weir Canyon Road.

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