'Canyon Fire 2' Rages Through Orange County Hills

Wind-Driven Wildfire Spreads to Anaheim Hills Neighborhood

The fire began Monday morning in the Anaheim Hills about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles and was rapidly spread by the region's notorious warm, dry and gusty Santa Ana winds.

The fire threatens 5,000 structures and has already destroyed 14 buildings and damaged 22 others, according to Anaheim Fire and Rescue. By late afternoon, ash from the fire was falling as far away as Long Beach and San Pedro.

The musicians are being told to stay inside and employees who live in areas where evacuation orders have been given are being allowed to go home to get their things. As of 3:30 p.m. October 9, the fire is 0 percent contained, according to the Orange County Fire Authority's website.

Lisa Amador, a spokeswoman with Sutter Health, said around 9 a.m. that Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital had finished evacuating the last of more than 80 patients in surgical, labor and emergency care.

At least 1,500 homes were destroyed as over two dozen wildfires spread through the area on Monday.

In Orange, an evacuation center was established at at El Modena High School, 3920 E. Spring St.

District staffers will monitor air quality at schools remaining open in Anaheim Hills and Orange, and will keep students indoors, according to a statement from the district.

A sanctuary has been set up at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center at 250 East Center Street. Several caught fire and continued to burn even as firefighters sprayed the structures with water.

Eerie skies over Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

City of Orange evacuations: Orange Park Acres, Santiago Canyon Road East of Cannon. The westbound lanes were closed at the 241 connector, but later reopened. 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.

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