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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Evacuations lifted for east Anaheim neighborhoods impacted by Canyon Fire 2

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Evacuations lifted for east Anaheim neighborhoodsimpacted by Canyon Fire 2


ANAHEIM, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2017) -- All Anaheim residents evacuated due to Canyon Fire 2 are clear to return to their homes at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Canyon Fire 2 continues to burn but is no longer threatening Anaheim neighborhoods. A solid containment line has been created along the eastern edge of communities near the 241 Toll Road.

While it is safe to return to homes, residents should continue to monitor Twitter.com/AnaheimFire for updates on Canyon Fire 2.

Returning residents will encounter Anaheim Police and Anaheim Fire & Rescue volunteers, as well as Anaheim Public Works crews in their neighborhoods.

Thirteen homes in east Anaheim were destroyed in the fire. Another 21 homes suffered fire damage. Two out buildings were also destroyed.

We do not yet have information on the out buildings, but they could include garages, sheds and other nonresidential structures.

Those returning to destroyed homes will find Anaheim Fire & Rescue volunteers on hand to help deal with the loss of their home.

It is important for everyone returning to homes in the evacuation area to check their property for burn damage or water damage to make sure it is safe.

If you feel unsafe or find damage at your home, it is best to find shelter somewhere else. Residents can call (714) 765-4333 or fill out a brief form at Anaheim.net/firedamage to ask for a property assessment by Anaheim Public Works. Please be patient, properties will be assessed during regular business hours.

A few returning residents will come home to find the power out. Should power be out at your house, you can call (714) 765-3300 for an update. Operators will be on hand 24 hours.
As always, for any emergency call 911.

Returning residents may also still see barricades and remnants of earlier road closures. Regardless of neighborhood openings, all residents should obey any direction from law enforcement and any road closures that still remain.

Anaheim residents can call (714) 765-4333 with general questions related to the fire.

We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation during this incident.

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