According to Anaheim Fire and Rescue, the Canyon 2 Fire has now burned about 9200 acres and is 60% contained. Full containment is still expected by Saturday, Oct. 14.
Three people have been injured, 3,500 structures were threatened, 23 structures were destroyed, and 36 structures were damaged.
Firefighters were helped by cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, onshore winds, and the return of the marine layer. Fire activity is now subdued.
Evacuations have been lifted as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and residents allowed to return home. They are reminded to be watchful of possible renewed fire activity and of changes in the weather. They are asked to drive carefully in the fire area and be mindful of emergency personnel.
A single road closure remains in effect: in Anaheim, Santa Ana Canyon Road between Woodcrest Road and Gympsum Canyon Road.
Agencies cooperating in fighting the Canyon 2 Fire include the California Highway Patrol, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Anaheim Police Department, Tustin Police Department, Orange Police Department, Irine Police Department, Orange County Parks, California State Parks, the California Department of Transportsion (Caltrans), Orange County Animal Control, the California Conservation Corps, Southern California Gas Company, Irvine Ranch Water District, and Transportation Corridor Agencies.