Canyon Fire Captured 2,000 Acres and Structure Damage Reported in Corona
A massive fire has destroyed at least one structure in Corona and had become more violent on Monday night. The firefighters are still trying to save a large number of threatened homes in an evacuated neighborhood. On Monday afternoon, the Canyon fire started along the 91 Freeway near the Orange-Riverside county line. The fire captured at least 1,700 to 2,000 acres and increased 5 percent at 10 pm. The fire’s public information officer for Anaheim police, Sgt. Daron Wyatt issued a report that one structure had burned, but didn’t mention its specific location. The footage of television news showed a structure on fire on Wilderness Circle and Misty Lane. A photographer from Southern California News Group also indicated that firefighters rapidly knock down a fire that started on the roof of a house on San Ramon Drive.
More than 300 firefighters are participating from around the region and battling against the fire. Wyatt also indicated that firefighting operation will continue overnight and into Tuesday morning, but it depends on the weather condition. The firefighting strategies were changed several times on Monday according to changing direction of the winds. He added that it was blowing east toward Corona and there is a possibility that the wind might blow west overnight toward Anaheim. Los Angeles County sent a night-flying Fire-hawk helicopter to drop water on the fire overnight. The Corona Fire Department said that the evacuation order was issued for at least 300 homes, but it was expanded to cover everything south of Green River Road along a 5-mile stretch from the 91 Freeway to Trudy Way and Orchard Glen development.