Classes cancelled, offices closed due to 2000-acre brush fire

Brush fire erupts near Santa Ana Canyon Road in Anaheim

Brush fire erupts near Santa Ana Canyon Road in Anaheim

A wind-whipped brush fire destroyed multiple homes in the Anaheim Hills area, and authorities said 1,000 homes were threatened.

The skies turned dark and smoky across parts of Orange County, including around Disneyland, as the fire consumed roughly 2,000 acres and burned several hours.

The brush fire started at about 9:45AM alongside the eastbound Riverside (91) Freeway near the 241 toll road in Anaheim Hills.

Almost 1,000 homes may be threatened by the fire, the Los Angeles times reported. At least 500 acres have burned in the so called Canyon Fire 2.

Air resources were sent to assist firefighters on the ground, with more on the way, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. In a video posted to the Anaheim Fire Department's Facebook page, Wyatt said he had received "unconfirmed reports" of one firefighter suffering a minor injury and five structures sustaining fire damage.

The fire has evacuation areas that are less than 5 miles from Chapman's campus.

Evacuation orders were in place for some Anaheim Hills residents and shelters had been set up.

Two homes in Anaheim Hills burn during the Canyon Fire 2 on October 9, 2017.

The blaze was first reported shortly before 10 a.m. near the eastbound 91 Freeway and the 241 interchange.

Evacuations were ordered south of the 91 Freeway, west of the 241 toll road, north of Nohl Ranch Road and east of Serrano Avenue. Three regional parks - Irvine, Santiago Oaks, and Yorba - were all closed due to the fire and smoke covering the area.

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