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Freeway closures continue in Orange County

11 October 2017

The evacuation shelters and firefighters now have everything they need to combat the fire and aid those affected.

One firefighter sustained a minor smoke-inhalation injury, authorities said. On Tuesday, authorities were looking to build containment lines on the eastern edge to keep the fire from spreading into the Cleveland National Forest. By late afternoon, ash from the fire was falling as far away as Long Beach and San Pedro. The smoke was so thick and high that it could be seen over Disneyland. "It looks like everything (the smoke) is going right over the school".

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. At least four homes were completely gutted by the flames.

At least 10 people are reported dead, around 100 injured and at least 1,500 homes and businesses have already been destroyed.

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City of Tustin evacuations: Jamboree and Tustin Ranch Road (north of Pioneer).

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

Evacuation orders were in place for some Anaheim Hills residents and shelters had been set up.

"How do you know what to do in situations like this?" he said after escaping to an Anaheim evacuation center about noon Monday.

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Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer was among those evacuated.

About 20 people spent the night at El Modena High, where they were served a breakfast of coffee, donuts and fruit. Residents should take note of the emergency hotlines. Evacuations have been ordered for neighborhoods and two elementary schools.

Santiago Canyon College and Chapman University were both closed and evacuated Monday, and all classes canceled.

With winds easing off and a rise in humidity, the fire was fairly inactive on the western edge overnight, Wyatt said at an early morning press conference.

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Officials noted that even with assists to outside areas, they are ready for any breakouts in L.A. The eastward paths of the 91 Freeway were shut at Imperial Highway. The westbound lanes were closed at the 241 connector, she added.

Freeway closures continue in Orange County