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Evacuation orders for Canyon Fire 2 lifted in Anaheim, Orange and Tustin area

By in Press Enterprise on October 11, 2017

By Alma Fausto

Most of the residents evacuated for the Canyon Fire 2 are being allowed to return Tuesday evening, Oct. 10, authorities have announced.

Anaheim’s residents can return at 7 p.m. Tuesday, while those in Orange were told they could return at 5 p.m. In the Tustin area, residents can go back home as well.

Monday afternoon, the so-called mandatory evacuations were declared as the Canyon Fire 2 raged; it has destroyed 14 buildings and damaged another 22.

Sgt. Daron Wyatt, spokesman for Anaheim Fire & Rescue, said the evacuations are lifted for all areas of Anaheim except for Santa Ana Canyon between, Woodcrest Road and Gypsum Canyon Road.

“Canyon Fire 2 continues to burn but is no longer threatening Anaheim neighborhoods,” the city said on Twitter. “Those returning to destroyed homes will find TIP (Trauma intervention program) volunteers … on hand to help deal with the loss of their home.”

In Orange, the evacuations have been lifted except for all houses off of Windes Drive, north of Santiago Canyon Road.

“A solid containment line has been created along the eastern edge of communities near the 241 toll road,” Wyatt said.

Fire officials said that even though residents will be allowed to return home, they should still monitor announcements from social media regarding the fire.

It was unclear when the remaining evacuated residents would be allowed back home.

UPDATE: Anaheim residents will be able to return to evacuated homes at 7 p.m. #CanyonFire2

— Anaheim Fire &Rescue (@AnaheimFire) October 11, 2017

Important for everyone returning to homes in the evacuation area to check property for burn damage or water damage to make sure it is safe.

— Anaheim Fire &Rescue (@AnaheimFire) October 11, 2017

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