Firefighters battle fast-moving Anaheim Hills brush fire
11 Октября 2017, 12:26 | Percy Christensen
Fire Danger to Start the Week
Strong winds, with gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour, sent hot embers flying from home to home and the fire quickly spread.
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.
South of the 91 Freeway, west of the 241, north of Nohl Canyon Road and east of Serrano. Evacuations have been ordered for neighborhoods and two elementary schools. Three regional parks - Irvine, Santiago Oaks and Yorba - were all closed due to the fire and smoke covering the area.
Fire officials said large animals could also be taken to the Orange County Fairgrounds.
Approximately 1,000 firefighters from different areas are combatting the fire.
A sanctuary has been set up at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center at 250 East Center Street. As of about 10:30 a.m., the wind-driven brush fire was 25 acres in extent.
Chapman students who live off campus and had to be evacuated are being directed to go to Randall Dining Commons or the Student Union in Argyros Forum for shelter, Ledbetter said.
More than 200 firefighters were battling the fire by Monday afternoon along with six helicopters and six fixed-wing planes. Fire officials said they expect about 1,000 firefighters to be on the lines by Tuesday morning. The westbound lanes were closed at the 241 connector, she added. Wildlife flees flames from Anaheim Hills brush fireThe growing blaze prompted the closure of both sides of the 91 Freeway as well as the eastbound Imperial Highway.
Some guests even claimed ash has been falling on the world-famous attraction in Anaheim - which is just up the road from the deadly canyon fires which have already destroyed 5,000 acres of land.
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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