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Canyon Fire 2: Here are the latest evacuation orders and closures

11 October 2017, 12:27 | Nina Mathis

KABC Smoke is seen from a vegetation fire that ignited in the Anaheim Hills area on Monday Oct. 9 2017

Smoke is seen from a vegetation fire that ignited in the Anaheim Hills area on Monday Oct. 9 2017

PHOTOS: Canyon 2 Fire destroys homes, prompts evacuations in Orange CountyFire officials said they had stopped the forward progression of the fire by noon and expected to lift some evacuation orders by the evening hours. And Gypsum Canyon on- and- off-ramps are closed from both directions of the 91 freeway. The blaze comes not long after another brush fire burned about 2,600 acres at the Anaheim-Corona border in late September.

San Bernardino County Fire has dispatched a strike team of five engines and a lead for a total of 21 firefighters to assist with evacuations in Anaheim Hills, according to a tweet. The evacuation area was repeatedly expanded, reaching west toward Nohl Ranch Road.

Last night's update from Anaheim.net states that mandatory evacuations are still in effect in Anaheim, Orange, and Tustin in California.

Overnight shelter can be found at Katella High School (2200 E. Wagner Ave.). The blaze, which was initially estimated to be 25 acres, charred approximately 500 acres by around 12:30 p.m., according to the Anaheim Fire and Rescue Department.

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Santiago Oaks Regional Park and Irvine Regional Park have been evacuated, and so has Yorba Regional Park so it can be used for firefighters, a county spokeswoman said. Twenty-two other structures were damaged by the fire.

Fire officials said large animals could also be taken to the Orange County Fairgrounds.

The 241 Toll Road remains closed until further notice, and dozens of schools in the area remain closed Tuesday.

Santos said the fire moved quickly through the open space behind her house - between time the police knocked on her door and told her she had to evacuate and when she headed out the door.



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