California canyon fire creates eerie orange sky over Disneyland

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Cal Fire is assisting Anaheim Fire with the fire off of East Santa Ana Canyon Rd., west of Gypsum Canyon.

Smoke rises from a home that was destroyed by a fire in the hills east of Napa, California.

A wind-driven wildfire in Southern California, has grown to 7,500 acres, Anaheim Fire and Rescue tweeted Tuesday.

Some residents found themselves racing out of their homes as the flames licked the edges of their neighborhood.

Local news services are reporting that a number of homes are burning and that mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for the Anaheim Hills area. Understudies that were cleared are now at Canyon High School - two primary schools have been emptied, as indicated by the Associated Press.

An evacuation center is being set up at a downtown community center.

Yuba County spokesman Russ Brown said Tuesday that the unidentified person was in a vehicle fleeing from the town of Loma Rica, ran off a back road and became trapped in the blaze. Because of the high winds, the blaze grew immensely and traveled quickly.

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"We're hoping that the weather goes in our favor", he said.

The fire expanded from around 10 hectares acres to some 2000 hectares within hours. He immediately contacted his wife.

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Initially reported at 25 acres, the latest blaze - dubbed Canyon Fire 2 - exploded across about 500 acres by midday, then across 4,000 to beyond 5,000 acres by late afternoon, fire officials said.

The eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway are now closed, along with both sides of the 241 Freeway south of the 91.

-The 241 is closed between 91 and Santiago Canyon Road.

Two High Schools are functioning as shelters for people, including El Modena High School, 3920 E. Spring St., in Orange; and Katella High School, 2200 E. Wagner Ave.in Anaheim.

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