Smoke looms over CSUF as Canyon Fire 2 burns through Anaheim Hills

Smoke looms over CSUF as Canyon Fire 2 burns through Anaheim Hills

By nighttime, the fire had burned 6,000 acres and 24 structures.

South of the 91 Freeway, west of the 241, north of Nohl Canyon Road and east of Serrano.

Initially reported at 25 acres, the fire quickly exploded in size-so quickly that officials could not estimate its size by midday.

The fire, dubbed the Canyon Fire 2 because less than a month ago a fire named Canyon Fire burned parts of the same area, is the largest wildfire in Orange County in almost a decade, and pushed into Riverside County overnight. The smoke was so thick and high that it could be seen over Disneyland.

Approximately 1,000 firefighters from different areas are combatting the fire.

A wind-driven wildfire in Southern California, has grown to 7,500 acres, Anaheim Fire and Rescue tweeted Tuesday.

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At least 10 people have been killed and at least 100 have been injured in the fires, and the death toll is expected to grow. Residents should take note of the emergency hotlines.

Officials have set up two reception centers for evacuees, one at Katella High School in Anaheim and the other at El Modena High School in Orange.

"We are monitoring the situation minute by minute and will resume classes when the local fire and health authorities, as well as campus leadership, determine that it is safe, " said Chapman spokeswoman Sheri Ledbetter.

The musicians are being told to stay inside and employees who live in areas where evacuation orders have been given are being allowed to go home to get their things.

Around 200 firefighters worked to battle the flames Monday afternoon, but California Fire said it was still not at all contained, according to ABC News.

-The 241 is closed between 91 and Santiago Canyon Road.

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