Canyon Fire 2 Burns Near Orange County Highways

StoryfulWeather Published October 10, 2017 5 Plays

Rumble The Canyon Fire 2 burning in Orange County, California, burned close to highways on Monday, October 9, causing road closures and home evacuations. The fire reached roughly 7,500 acres by October 10, and 24 structures were destroyed. The fire was first reported on Monday near Anaheim Hills and quickly grew due to high winds and dry conditions in the area. A spokesman for the Anaheim Fire Department provided an update on October 10, saying of the 24 structures destroyed, it was unclear how many of those were homes or outbuildings. On Tuesday, the Canyon Fire 2 was at five percent contained. Multiple fires were reported in California on Monday and Tuesday, prompting Gov Jerry Brown to request a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support state and local response to wildfires burning across the state. At least 10 people have died in the Napa Valley wildfires, and more than 20,000 residents had been evacuated. Credit: Instagram/autumnpaizley via Storyful