Destructive 'Canyon Fire 2' burning in the Anaheim hills east of Disneyland

Destructive 'Canyon Fire 2' burning in the Anaheim hills east of Disneyland

Destructive 'Canyon Fire 2' burning in the Anaheim hills east of Disneyland

A wind-whipped brush fire destroyed multiple homes in the Anaheim Hills area, and authorities said 1,000 homes were threatened.

The new blaze, dubbed Canyon Fire 2, started near the 91 and Gypsum Canyon Road, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz. The cause of this latest fire was unknown. However, the boundary line was pronounced, and the area of the Canyon Fire 2 was still experiencing single-digit relative humidity levels, courtesy of the Santa Ana Winds.

By mid-afternoon, the fire had consumed more than 2,000 acres and prompted evacuations in many neighborhoods in and around Anaheim Hills.

City of Tustin evacuations: Jamboree and Tustin Ranch Road (north of Pioneer).

But mandatory evacuations remain in place.

Wind-whipped wildfires sweep through California wine country
She caravanned with neighbors through flames before dawn as one of the wildfires reached the vineyards and ridges near her home. Evacuations were also issued for surrounding counties that are under threat, according to the Napa Valley Sheriff's Office.

An evacuation center is being set up at a downtown community center.

Two High Schools are functioning as shelters for people, including El Modena High School, 3920 E. Spring St., in Orange; and Katella High School, 2200 E. Wagner Ave.in Anaheim.

Fires in California's wine country, an area in the north of the state, broke out almost simultaneously and then exploded overnight, sending residents fleeing as embers rained down and flames raged around them.

"As I'm sure you're aware, the Canyon Fire is only about 30 miles away from Long Beach and is having a serious impact", Mayor Robert Garcia said in an email dispatch. Horse evacuations were established on the west end of Yorba Regional Park. The westbound lanes were closed at the 241 connector, she added. However, the 241 Toll Road was likely to remain closed.

Motorists were advised to take the Orange (57) Freeway to the Pomona (60) Freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Florentino Olivera said.

Related news