California canyon fire creates eerie orange sky over Disneyland

California canyon fire creates eerie orange sky over Disneyland

California canyon fire creates eerie orange sky over Disneyland

The fire broke out in the area of the eastbound 91 Freeway at the 241 shortly before 10 a.m., initially scorching 25 acres at it spread at a "moderate to rapid" rate, according to the Anaheim Fire and Rescue Department. "They need to be able to get in there, they need to be able to provide for the safety of themselves and the other people fighting the fire, and having people in the evacuation zone just makes it more hard for us to do our jobs". That fire forced 1,500 residents to evacuate and six structures were damaged.

The new blaze, dubbed Canyon Fire 2, started near the 91 and Gypsum Canyon Road, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz. Understudies that were cleared are now at Canyon High School - two primary schools have been emptied, as indicated by the Associated Press.

Horses can be evacuated to west end of Yorba Regional Park.

About 1,000 firefighters battled the flames amid dry, gusty conditions that prompted fire warnings across the region. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for those in the Anaheim Hills area, as well as for the east end of Orange. However, the boundary line was pronounced, and the area of the Canyon Fire 2 was still experiencing single-digit relative humidity levels, courtesy of the Santa Ana Winds.

"We don't expect a good turn to our side", Wyatt said about the weather.

Officials noted that even with assists to outside areas, they are ready for any breakouts in L.A.

The 241 was closed in both directions between the 91 Freeway and Chapman Avenue/Santiago Canyon Road.

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.

-The 261 is closed to the 241.

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