ANAHEIM FIRE NOW 7,500 ACRES: EVACUATIONS EXPAND, SMOKE AFFECTS DISNEYLAND

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Update October 10, 2017: This fire is now 7,500 acres and 5% contained.  Evacuations have expanded.  For details visit: http://www.anaheim.net/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=CANYON-FIRE-2-3

Update 2 p.m.:  The Canyon 2 Fire has exploded to over 2,000 acres and has burned homes in the Anaheim Hills, ABC 7 reports.  Ashes are falling at Disneyland.

East County Wildfire & Emergency Service

Photo, left: California Adventures at Disneyland backdropped by orange smoke from the fire (ChristSmith@LilyAChitty on Twitter, via Cal Fire)

October 9, 2017 (Anaheim) – A fast-moving brush fire, #Canyon2Fire  that started  off East Santa Ana Canyon Road and Gypsum Canyon Rd. near the junction of highways 91 and 241 in the Anaheim Hills area of Orange County has jumped across highway 241, also forcing closure of highway 91, Anaheim Fire and Rescue Department reports.

Cal Fire is assisting at the scene and provided a map (see below)

Mandatory evacuations are ordered south of the 91 freeway and west of 241, north of Nohl Road and east of Serrano.  

Evacuees are being directed to go to the downtown Anaheim Community Center at 250 East Center Street, according to Anaheim Fire &Rescue‏ @AnaheimFire, which tweeted, “If you are home, leave now. For your safety, access to the area is not allowed at this time.”

The National Weather Service in San Diego tweeted the photo above, from one of its lead forecasters of the smoke plume put out by #CanyonFire2 near #YorbaLinda.

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