Southern California Fire Destroys Buildings, More Than 1000 Homes Evacuated

Marsha Scott
October 11, 2017

THE devastating wildfires ravaging California have sparked fears Disneyland will be shutdown after fans posted ominous pictures of smoke-filled skies over the resort.

With the fire spreading, the winds have helped to shroud much of Orange County and bordering parts of Los Angeles County in smoke.

As wildfires raged across Northern California, authorities have said the fires have burned more than 1,500 buildings and at least 13 people have died.

Officials said at a Tuesday morning press conference that officials are evaluating the evacuation areas and may allow some people to return to their homes Tuesday evening.

An hour later, the Orange County Fire Authority estimated the fire had burned 2,000 acres and was 0 percent contained. Horse evacuations were established on the west end of Yorba Regional Park. Twenty-two other structures were damaged by the fire. Understudies that were cleared are now at Canyon High School - two primary schools have been emptied, as indicated by the Associated Press.

Canyon Fire 2 was first reported around 10 a.m. Monday along the eastbound 91 Freeway near the 241 Freeway interchange in Anaheim Hills.

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

Residents who gathered at emergency shelters and grocery stores said they were shocked by the speed and ferocity of the flames.

"We want you back in your homes as soon as possible", Wyatt said. He says California has also asked for fire crews from the U.S. Forest Service in Nevada.

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City of Orange evacuations: Orange Park Acres, Santiago Canyon Road East of Cannon.

-The 261 is closed to the 241.

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