Disneyland has eerie orange glow as wildfires burn miles away

Pauline Gross
October 11, 2017

Yorba, Irvine and Santiago Oaks regional parks were all closed to the public "as a precaution due to the proximity of the fire, " said Marisa O'Neil of OC Parks.

A Red Flag warning from the National Weather Service indicating critical fire weather conditions is in effect until Tuesday morning, and 25 miles per hour winds have pushed the growing fire west, according to City News Service.

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a home in Anaheim Hills, California on Monday.

Approximately 1,000 firefighters from different areas are combatting the fire. "It's not under control by any means". Because of the high winds, the blaze grew immensely and traveled quickly.

Bob Hill said his trip to the doctor's office was cut short by a text message from city officials warning him of the fire Monday morning.

The firehas darkened the skies at Disneyland, Anaheim. Strong winds caused over a dozen fires, with almost 90,000 acres on fire.

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Those evacuated were directed to the Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 East Center Street, or the Downtown Anaheim Youth Center, 225 South Philadelphia.

Thousands of people are unable to return to their homes on Tuesday, after 5,000 homes were evacuated as the blaze spread.

One media report said seven homes had been destroyed and quoted a local resident saying he had "never seen anything like this" despite living in the area for 21 years.

Remains of a auto in Santa Rosa, California, on Monday. Firefighters set up structure protection in the area and issued evacuation orders for all areas east of Weir Canyon Road and Serrano Avenue. "It's been an extreme rate of spread", said Sgt. Daron Wyatt with Anaheim Fire and Rescue. It raced up a ridge and hit tract homes at the top of a hill.

A Northern California official has confirmed that a person died trying to flee a blaze in Yuba County, bringing the total number of fatalities to 11.

There are now 35 active fires in the state.

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