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Canyon Fire 2 Now At 7,500 Acres, 25% Contained [Updated]
Update [11:10 a.m.]: The Canyon Fire 2 is now 25% contained, according to officials.
A brush fire in Orange County continued to burn through the night, having scorched about 7,500 acres by early Tuesday morning, according to Anaheim Fire and Rescue. The Canyon Fire 2, as it has been dubbed, is currently only at 5% containment. The fire broke out on Monday morning in Anaheim Hills, near where the Canyon Fire recently burned.
At least 24 structures have been destroyed by the fire, including several homes. Thousands of residents in the area have been evacuated, and all mandatory evacuations remain in place. A searchable map of evacuation areas can be found here.
Smoke from the fire was visible as far away as Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles on Monday afternoon. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory on Tuesday morning, warning that smoke and ash impacts will be greatest in the vicinity of the fire and downwind into portions of Orange County in the morning and likely into
Riverside County this afternoon, depending on evolving fire conditions. Unhealthy air quality conditions could affect north and central Orange County and their coasts, Saddleback Valley, and the Corona/Norco area, according to SCAQMD. Current air quality conditions around the region can be viewed with this interactive map.