Smoke means fire in Anaheim

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

Homes were seen ablaze as a vegetation fire spread quickly through the Anaheim Hills area on Monday, prompting mandatory evacuations for 1,000 homes and freeway closures in the area.

The fire broke Monday before 11 a.m. and burned 25 acres. 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.

The fire continued to burn on the east side of the 241 and south of 91 Freeway Tuesday morning. Officials haven't yet determined the cause of the fire. As of about 10:30 a.m., the wind-driven brush fire was 25 acres in extent.

City of Tustin evacuations: Jamboree and Tustin Ranch Road (north of Pioneer). Another shelter was set up at the downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center Street. Santos told KPCC she lives across from Irvine Regional Park near Santiago Canyon College, an area with quite a few homes abutting wildlands.

"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. That fire forced 1,500 residents to evacuate and six structures were damaged.




Authorities have ordered evacuations of neighborhoods and two elementary schools and shut down heavily traveled freeways. The westbound lanes were closed at the 241 connector, she added.

You can do so by coming to East Hills Gymnasium at 8165 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road.

"Or Ortega Highway if you're down south, " Olivera said.

Disneyland said it will stay open.

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