Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
World News | By Carolyn Briggs

Fire and smoke near Disneyland

Fire and smoke near Disneyland

The Canyon Fire 2 started Monday morning in the Anaheim Hills area.

The Canyon Fire 2 wildfire was scorching rugged terrain in the Anaheim Hills of Orange County, about 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

A 7,500-acre wind-driven brush fire that has destroyed several homes and structures continues to burn through several Orange County cities Tuesday. Schools from South Los Angeles to Corona to Long Beach took precautions to protect students, primarily by keeping them inside, as sunny skies gave way to smoke-fueled gloom.

Another claimed the rollercoaster at Paradise Pier had been evacuated and shut down.

About 1,000 firefighters were involved in the firefight, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said. Mandatory evacuations have just been updated to include: "North Tustin, Orange Park Acres, and East Orange", Hewitt wrote in the email.

Since Anaheim Hills is a heavily equestrian area, many residents have horses, and the fast-moving fire has posed challenges.

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At least 10 people have been killed and at least 100 have been injured in the fires, and the death toll is expected to grow.

The resort is around 10 miles away from Anaheim Hills, where thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate as winds quickly spread the risky brush blaze.

The Red Cross shelters set up at Katella High School in Anaheim and the other at El Modena High School in Orange and the OC Fire Department are not accepting donations. Understudies that were cleared are now at Canyon High School - two primary schools have been emptied, as indicated by the Associated Press.

By Tuesday, "we're gonna be as stretched as we can be", said Steven Beech, an incident commander with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, according to the LA Times.

"I don't think the fire itself would be reaching us". Eastbound lanes of the 91 at Weir Canyon Road are also closed.

Evacuations have been ordered east of Weir Canyon Road and Serrano Avenue.

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