Two rapidly spreading wildfires have prompted the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the Los Angeles area, the fire department said Monday.
The largest fire to hit Orange County in nearly a decade destroyed at least 24 buildings and threatened hundreds more Monday, forcing several thousand people to evacuate dozens of neighborhoods in Anaheim, Orange and Tustin. The Anaheim Fire Department released the latest information on the wildfire that began Monday, destroying at least 14 buildings and burning 22 others, with more threatened as the fast-moving bushfire burned more than 7,500 hectares. About 10 homes were damaged in the blaze, but the location and extent of the damage was not immediately known, according to the Orange County Fire Department, which was battling the blaze Monday night. Officials said "more than 1,000" firefighters were on the scene Monday fighting the blaze, and more firefighters are being deployed.
Property owners in Irvine, Anaheim and Fullerton can get immediate help dealing with fire damage by contacting 911 in Orange County to repair the damage. Check your current and existing fire regulations, according to the county fire department's website and county website.
The City of Anaheim encourages all citizens to practice fire safety and adhere to Anaheim's fire safety regulations by using fire safety and prevention methods to save lives and dramatically reduce fire-related property damage. It is up to each citizen to practice fire safety practices, fire prevention methods and to comply with Anaheim fire regulations.
The City of Anaheim encourages all citizens to practice fire safety and adhere to Anaheim's fire safety regulations by applying fire safety and prevention methods to save lives and dramatically reduce fire damage - property damage. We here at 911 Restoration Orange County know that massive infernos are not caused by fire damage, but by human error. It is up to every citizen to practice fire prevention practices and methods and to comply with the fire safety regulations of Anaheim. We encourage all residents, businesses and businesses in the Anaheim area and the rest of the county and state of California to practice fire prevention, fire safety and fire safety.
Two homes in Via El Estribo were destroyed, and six homes on Canyon Heights Drive were destroyed. Two homes in the Via La Cienega Drive and Canyon Hills Drive area of Anaheim and two homes near Canyon Hill Road in Orange County were destroyed. Six homes on Canyon Heights Drive were destroyed and one house on Canyon Highlands Drive was destroyed by a large fire on the west side of the road, according to the city.
The fire, known as Canyon Fire 2.0, is the second-largest wildfire in Southern California since the first Canyon fire east of Riverside County burned in late September. The fire broke out on December 2 in Santa Ana winds, one of Southern California's worst wildfires linked to seasonal gusts, Anaheim Fire Daron Wyatt said. While the fire was burning west of Anaheim, it was also burning in the same area as the Canyon Fire, a fire burning north of the city on the west side of Canyon Hills Drive and Canyon Heights Drive that burned for hours on January 1, 2019, after weeks of arson, according to the US Forest Service.
Santa Ana - Driven winds caused an explosion that put 5,000 homes in danger in the Anaheim Hills, Orange and Tustin.
Orange County Fire Department officials estimated that 57,000 acres had burned in Northern California by midday. Cal Fire reported that the fires in Southern California have scorched more than 1.5 million acres since the start of the year. Orange County officials ordered 90,000 people to evacuate their homes in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The Bond fire burned across 7,200 acres on December 3, and an estimated 20,000 Californians had to be evacuated from the flames.
The Anaheim Fire Department said late Monday afternoon that up to 5,000 homes were threatened by the fire. Southern California Edison had cut power to 440 customers in Orange County late Monday morning because of the wildfire danger. Another 12,792 customers were being checked for power cuts to prevent fuel from being used in the fire. Warnings of wildfires and high winds remain in effect for parts of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and San Diego County.
Driven by strong Santa Ana winds, a house fire in Orange County, California, that spread from the nearby bushfire site injured two firefighters when it exploded to more than 11.25 square miles. The fire has spread north and south of the town of Yorba Linda, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. Thousands had to evacuate their homes, 8,000 acres have burned and the flames approached Yorba Linda to pose a threat to homes.
The fire is known as Canyon Fire 2, after the blaze that ravaged a nearby area less than a month ago. A charred slope leads to the scene of the canyon fire in Yorba Linda, Orange County, Calif., U.S., July 14, 2016. The charred hills on toll road 241 lead to a house on Canyon Heights Drive that was destroyed by a wildfire that broke out in the canyon fire near the border between Los Angeles and San Bernardino in Southern California. Charred hills and a burned-out highway on a charred hill leading to an area near a fire site in the Santa Ana Mountains in Orange County, California, USA.