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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Canyon Fire 2 update 7 a.m.


Canyon Fire 2 update 7 a.m.

Fire now is at 7,500 acres.

Containment remains at 5 percent.

Focus overnight was on the fire’s east edge near the Cleveland National Forest.

All mandatory evacuations remain in place.

No new evacuations issued and no new immediate threats to neighborhoods.

1,100 firefighters are working fire. Number to grow this morning.

14 helicopters, six planes.

Watching for shift in winds this morning that could expand fire or push toward neighborhoods in Anaheim Hills, Orange and Tustin.

91 freeway open all but one eastbound lane.

241 closed entirely until further notice from 91 to 241.

Canyon Fire 2 update 12 a.m

East Anaheim Fire

Fire in east Anaheim is relatively stable at this hour.

Firefighters continue to work in the area attacking hotspots and flare-ups.

Best estimation: about a dozen east Anaheim homes have been destroyed and an additional seven have suffered fire damage.

In east Anaheim, we are watching for a shift in winds in the early morning hours, in a west to northwest direction.

We will be watching for any increased fire activity in east Anaheim in the morning with a shift in winds.
Firefighting aircraft continue flying overnight.

Heaviest firefighting continues to be at the fire’s southwest edge near Orange and Tustin.


No evacuations will be lifted overnight. All mandatory evacuations remain in effect in Anaheim, Orange and Tustin.

Anaheim evacuation area remains unchanged: east of Serrano, north of Nohl Ranch, south of 91 freeway, west of 241 freeway. Residents south of Walnut Creek Reservoir should be ready to leave if the fire spreads.

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

City of Tustin mandatory evacuations: Jamboree and Tustin Ranch Road (north of Pioneer).

City of Irvine: no current evacuations

In the morning, we will assess if some Anaheim neighborhoods may see evacuations lifted on Tuesday.                                                                                                                              

But evacuated east Anaheim residents should prepare to be out of their homes through midday, if not longer.

Evacuated areas still remain unsafe with fire risk and crews working in the area.

Road Closures

Road closures west of Serrano Avenue and Weir Canyon Road that residents encountered earlier on Monday have been opened.

Roads will continue to be closed in the evacuation area east of Serrano.

The Riverside (91) Freeway is open with all but one eastbound lane.

Barring any dramatic change overnight, 91 freeway should be open for the morning commute.

The 241 Toll Road remains closed overnight. Residents should prepare for the 241 to be closed for the morning commute, pending any additional updates.

Shelters, Call Center

The East Hills Gym and Downtown Community Center are closed as care and reception sites.

Katella High in Anaheim and El Modena in Orange are open overnight as evacuation shelters.

The Anaheim call center at (714) 765-4333 is closed for the night and will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

We are not expected any major updates on the fire until 6 a.m.

Sporadic information will continue to flow on Twitter overnight with significant updates in the morning.

Continue to follow and for best information.

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