By Jackson Dodd

(Update Tuesday, October 10 at 8:52p)

8,000 acres have been burned. The fire is 40% contained. Some evacuation orders have been lifted.

(Update Tuesday, October 10 at 7:15a)

The fire has burned 7,500 acres and 1,100 firefighters are battling the blaze. Fourteen helicopters and 6 planes are being used to fight the fire.

Evacuation orders remain in place.

The 91 Freeway is open with the exception of one eastbound lane. The 241 is closed from the 91 to the 261.

(Update Monday, October 9 at 9:02p)

Anaheim Fire & Rescue is reporting that 6,000 acres have been burned, and 24 structures have been destroyed, with many others damaged. There are currently 1,000 firefighters on the scene.

(Update Monday, October 9 at 6:21p)

Governor Brown has issued a State of Emergency due to the fires that are raging throughout the state.

There are currently 5,000 structures threatened in the Canyon Fire 2, burning in Orange County. Anaheim Fire reports that wind conditions are limiting aerial attacks.

Evacuees will not be granted access to the area tonight.

Overnight shelter for evacuees is at Katella High School, 2200 E Wagner Ave., Anaheim

City of Orange reports the OC Fairgrounds are full and are seeking alternate evacuation sites for those with horses.

Small animals can be taken to OC Animal Care, 561 The City Drive South, Orange.

The following schools will be closed Tuesday, October 10 due to the fire:

  • Anaheim Hills Elementary
  • Running Springs Elementary
  • Canyon Rim Elementary
  • Chapman Hills Elementary
  • Linda Vista Elementary
  • Panorama Elementary
  • Santiago Charter School
  • El Rancho Charter School and
  • El Modena High School, which is being used as an evacuation center


(Update Monday, October 9 at 5:30p)

The Canyon Fire 2 has burned between 4,000 and 5,000 acres and the fire has extended to Chapman and 241 in City of Orange.

3,000 to 4,000 residents are impacted by this fire and 500 firefighters are fighting the blaze, with more personnel expected tomorrow.

Evacuation shelters: 

Anaheim Gymnasium, 8165 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim
Downtown Anaheim Youth Center, 255 S. Philadelphia St., Anaheim

(Update Monday, October 9 at 3:35p)

A fire called the Canyon Fire 2, is burning at the 91 East and 241 near Anaheim Hills.

Over 200 fire personnel are working this blaze alongside ten planes and ten helicopters.

Many structures have burned.

Fire Size: 2,000+ Acres

Containment: 0%

Road Closures:

EB 91 Freeway closed at Imperial Highway
EB Nohl Ranch at Serrano
EB Santa Ana Canyon at Festival
EB Santa Ana Canyon at Woodcreek
SB Weir Canyon at Monte Vista
SB Serrano from Weir Canyon
EB Canyon Rim at Serrano


Anaheim Hills:

Evacuation orders in place for residents south of the 91 Freeway, West of 241, North of Nohl Ranch Road & Canyon Rim.

Students at Running Springs and Anaheim Hills elementary schools were evacuated and taken to Canyon High School.


Tustin Ranch area, north of Jamboree.

Shelters for Evacuees:


Downtown Anaheim Youth Center, 225 S. Philadelphia St., Anaheim.
Large animals can be evacuated to Orange County Fair Grounds and the west end of Yorba Regional Park.


El Modena High School, 3920 E. Spring St., Orange.


Evacuation Information: Call (714) 765-4333

Orange County Fire Authority

This is a breaking news report. More information will be provided as it becomes available.



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