Homes destroyed as thousands remain evacuated in Orange County

Brush fire erupts near Santa Ana Canyon Road in Anaheim

Approximately 1,000 firefighters from different areas are combatting the fire. At least one firefighter has been injured.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the fire started on Monday morning near the 91 Freeway and Gypsum Canyon Road, where it grew and traveled through the California 241 toll road.

By Monday night it was only 5 percent contained.

The Orange County fire has destroyed two dozen structures, including homes and outbuildings.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has released a smoke advisory for most of central and northern Orange County, as well as southern and coastal parts of Los Angeles County. At least four homes were completely gutted by the flames.

The fast-moving brush fire is now threatening roughly 1,000 homes in the area. Dubbed "Canyon Fire 2" by Anaheim Fire and Rescue, the blaze has grown rapidly from its initial size of 25 acres to an estimated 500 acres.

Lisa Amador, a spokeswoman with Sutter Health, said around 9 a.m. that Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital had finished evacuating the last of more than 80 patients in surgical, labor and emergency care. For Anaheim, it is 714-765-4333.

Shelters for evacuated residents have been set up at Downtown Anaheim Youth Center, East Anaheim Community Center, and El Modena High School.

The cancelations were first reported by the Orange County Register. For Tustin, evacuation area is located in Jamboree and Tustin Ranch Road (north of Pioneer).

A 7,500-acre wind-driven brush fire that has destroyed several homes and structures continues to burn through several Orange County cities Tuesday.

Twitter user S Preston said: "Anaheim fire as seen from Disneyland". Children from Running Springs, Anaheim Hills and Canyon Rim elementary schools were also being bused over to Canyon High School. Those centers were not expected to remain open overnight.



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