Anaheim Hills Wildfires Threaten Disneyland and Disney's California's Adventure

Jonathan Hernandez
October 11, 2017

With winds easing overnight and humidity returning to the area, firefighters have made progress against Canyon Fire 2 in Anaheim Hills, but authorities say evacuations will remain in effect Tuesday.

The fire began close to the intersection of the eastward 91 Freeway and the 241 toll street. The cause of this latest fire was unknown. As of about 10:30 a.m., the wind-driven brush fire was 25 acres in extent.

Evacuation orders were in place for some Anaheim Hills residents and shelters had been set up. For Tustin, evacuation area is located in Jamboree and Tustin Ranch Road (north of Pioneer).

The fire threatens 5,000 structures and has already destroyed 14 buildings and damaged 22 others, according to Anaheim Fire and Rescue.

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

Vice President Mike Pence said Congress will consider $576 million and new legislation to aid fire suppression in the future.

The Orange Unified School District was evacuating Running Springs Elementary School and Anaheim Hills Elementary School, with students being taken by buses to Canyon High's gymnasium.

Fires in California's wine country, an area in the north of the state, broke out almost simultaneously and then exploded overnight, sending residents fleeing as embers rained down and flames raged around them. Three regional parks - Irvine, Santiago Oaks and Yorba - were all closed due to the fire and smoke covering the area.

Homes just southwest of the interchange of the 241 and 91 freeways appeared to be most threatened, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

CHP officials were working at day's end to open all but the right lane on the eastbound Riverside Freeway, Olivera said.

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