Sky Over Disneyland Glows Orange as Calif. Wildfires Rage

Taylor Byrd
October 11, 2017

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has released a smoke advisory for most of central and northern Orange County, as well as southern and coastal parts of Los Angeles County. Strong winds, with gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour, sent hot embers flying from home to home and the fire quickly spread. At least four homes were completely gutted by the flames. There were no reports of injuries in that fire, but six homes and a trailer of a semi-truck were damaged, according to ABC 7 News.

Mandatory evacuations remain in place Tuesday morning for residents in Anaheim, Orange and Tustin. Another shelter was set up at the downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center Street. Those centers were not expected to remain open overnight.

Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer was among those evacuated.

Fires in California's wine country, an area in the north of the state, broke out almost simultaneously and then exploded overnight, sending residents fleeing as embers rained down and flames raged around them. Residents should take note of the emergency hotlines. Children from Running Springs, Anaheim Hills and Canyon Rim elementary schools were also being bused over to Canyon High School.

"People are waking up today, saying 'how am I going to start my life all over again?'" he said.

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.

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

Eastbound lanes of the Riverside Freeway were closed at 11:50 Imperial Highway because of the smoke and reduced visibility, Caltrans spokeswoman Yvonne Washington said.

-The 261 is closed to the 241.

The fire continued to burn on the east side of the 241 and south of 91 Freeway Tuesday morning.

Homes just southwest of the interchange of the 241 and 91 freeways appeared to be most threatened, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

Other reports by VideoGamingPros

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