Orange County

The Canyon 2 fire is now 65% contained

HUNTINGTON BEACH firefighters battling the Canyon 2 fire in northern Orange County. The blaze was considered 65 percent contained by Thursday evening, with complete containment by Monday (HBFD photo).

Full containment of the Canyon 2 fire in the hills of northern Orange County is predicted by Monday according to fire officials. The blaze, which covered over 9,000 acres, was considered to be 65 percent contained by Thursday evening.

All evacuation orders in Anaheim Hills, North Tustin and other areas were lifted on Wednesday and the only remaining road closure was on Highway 241 from Chapman Avenue to the Riverside (91) Freeway.

A few hot spots have popped up cooler temperatures helped the 1,435 firefighters involved to gain control of the blaze, which threatened 3,500 homes at its peak, destroyed 25 structures and damaged 48 others. Warmer and drier temperatures are expected for Friday and the weekend.

Three persons have been reported injured in the fires, which began near the Riverside (91) Freeway in the area of Coal Canyon.

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