Anaheim Hills Wildfires Threaten Disneyland and Disney's California's Adventure

Long Beach Fire Department Sends “Strike Team” to Assist in Anaheim Hills Fire

There was an orange glow over campus as the smoke and ashes from a 2,000-acre brush fire in Anaheim Hills covered Chapman Oct. 9 Some students covered their mouths as they walked around campus to avoid inhaling smoke.

"We're hoping that the weather goes in our favor", Anaheim police spokesman Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. The fire is already the largest blaze in Orange County in nearly 10 years, and over 1,000 firefighters across the state have arrived in the area to assist in battling the flames.

Anaheim evacuations: east of Serrano, north of Nohl Ranch, south of the 91 Freeway and west of the 241.

Last night's update from Anaheim.net states that mandatory evacuations are still in effect in Anaheim, Orange, and Tustin in California.

Shifting winds were top of mind for crews on Wednesday.

It's unknown when the districts will consider bringing back outdoor activities, though early indications are that the fire's spread could wreak further havoc before it is brought back under control.

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The Atlas Fire is one of multiple blazes in Northern California responsible for 13 deaths and more than 100,000 acres burned. The cause of the Canyon 2 Fire was unknown.

Fire crews are scrambling to protect structures. Suffice to say photos from the so-called "Happiest Place on Earth" were a little more striking on Monday.

Authorities have ordered evacuations of neighborhoods and two elementary schools and shut down heavily traveled freeways.

The fires have destroyed at least 1,500 structures and forced the evacuation of 20,000 residents. Officials said the fire was moving rapidly toward the 241 Freeway.

The Red Cross shelters set up at Katella High School in Anaheim and the other at El Modena High School in Orange and the OC Fire Department are not accepting donations.

The resort is around 10 miles away from Anaheim Hills, where thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate as winds quickly spread the risky brush blaze.

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