Orange County

Fading winds help contain north OC fires

AERIAL VIEW of Canyon 2 fire from Monday (Anaheim Fire and Rescue image).

Aided by fading winds, firefighters battling the “Canyon 2” blaze are getting the upper hand in the Anaheim Hills area as well as portions of Orange and Tustin. According to Anaheim Fire and Rescue, the fire is now 25 percent contained and is no longer spreading.

An estimated 7,500 acres have been burned, 5,000 structures threatened and 14 destroyed, including homes and out buildings. Another 22 buildings have suffered “varying types of damage.”

As of midday on Tuesday, about 1,100 firefighters were on the scene. Evacuation orders remain in place, but in Anaheim, police are conducting escorts for people who need to check on pets, get medicine or “address other critical needs.”

Evacuation centers open for those displaced by the fire include the East Anaheim Gymnasium, 8165 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road and Katella High School in Anaheim and El Modena High School in Orange.

For the latest on the fire, Anaheim residents can call (714) 765-4333 or check Anaheim Fire on Twitter and Facebook. For Orange the number is (714) 744-7550, and City of Orange on social media. For Tustin, it’s (714) 628-7085. Check OCFA on Twitter and Orange County Fire Authority.

 

 

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