Smoke means fire in Anaheim

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

Fast-moving wildfires raged across several counties in Northern California on Monday, killing at least one person, forcing the evacuation of up to 20,000 people and destroying hundreds of buildings, the authorities said.

A home lit up in flames as the Canyon Fire 2 ravaged the Orange County area Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Twitter user S Preston said: "Anaheim fire as seen from Disneyland".

More than a 1,000 firefighters, 14 helicopters and six fixed-wing aircraft are on the scene holding the line on the fire, and more are on the way, Wyatt said.

The fire has has evacuation areas that are less than 5 miles away from Chapman, according to a Google interactive map of where the fire, mandatory evacuations, freeway shutdowns and evacuation centers are located.

Shifting winds were top of mind for crews on Wednesday.




The fire comes just weeks after a brush fire burned over 2,500 acres at the Anaheim-Corona border, prompting dozens of evacuations.

A wildfire that has burned almost a dozen square miles among Southern California suburbs is still just 5 percent contained and authorities say the thousands of people who evacuated will not be going home soon. He says California has also asked for fire crews from the U.S. Forest Service in Nevada. More than 5,000 homes have been evacuated, The Los Angeles Times reported.

As of Monday evening, Long Beach Fire Department has sent 22 firefighters to the Orange County blaze, according to department spokesman Jake Heflin.

Officials in the neighboring city of Orange issued evacuation orders for all residents north of Santiago Canyon road to the city border with Anaheim.

In Orange, an evacuation center was established at at El Modena High School, 3920 E. Spring St. Twenty-two other structures were damaged by the fire.

"We understand that you want to stay in your homes, but you make it more hard for the firefighters", Wyatt said.

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