BlackHouse, Oct. 11 – With the expansion of wild fire in northern California, the officials were made to evacuate more than 1,000 houses in Southern California’s Anaheim Hills.
The fire which has been dubbed the Canyon Fire number 2 is expected to ravage more with unexpected wind thrills in the region. 2 and a half hours after the first announcement of the blaze as Canyon Fire number 2 at 10 am PST, the rapid blaze devoured the approximately 500 acres of land near the California State Route 91 freeway and Gypsum Canyon Road in Anaheim Hills in Orange County.
At 3 pm, the territory of the blaze expanded to 2.500 acres according to Daron Wyatt, a spokesman for the Anaheim Fire Department. Los Angeles Times reported that dozens of structures were damaged or lost by the blaze in the region.
More than 200 firefighter are doing incessant mission to get the fire under control, according to KABC. The speed of the wind is reported 38 mph while “gusts reaching up to 62 mph.” one firefighter was injured by the inhalation of thick smoke airlifted to UCI Medical Center in Anaheim.
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Mr. Wyatt explained in Los Angeles Times report that the speed of the wind and its sudden shifts has led to unpredictable change in fire behavior. It was in late Monday that the threat to the house of more than 1000 resident was first warned by the officials. “You need to be prepared to evacuate and now is the time to do so,” Mr. Wyatt said in a video posted on the department’s Facebook official page.
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While the origin of the fire is still unknown, officials announced that the blaze started from the same point that last month’s Canyon Fire at the Anaheim-Corona border broke out. As Los Angeles Times reported, More than 1,500 houses were destroyed by the fire on Monday and at least 10 people lost their lives consequently.