Brush fire in Anaheim Hills, California

 

                                       

 

UPDATE: At least 60 people are still reported missing. The death toll has risen to 42.

UPDATE: Progress has been made as three fires have been 100% contained by the crews: the Gypsum Canyon Fire in Orange County, the Wilson Fire in San Diego County, and the York Fire in Monterey County. Blazes are still active and dangerous in most parts of Northern California.

UPDATE: 32 people have died and nearly 222,000 acres were burned in the wildfires.

UPDATE: At least 31 people have been killed in the California wildfires. More than half of them were in Sonoma County. Officials are calling this "one of the worst natural disasters in California history."

UPDATE: The fire is about 40% contained.

UPDATE: Around 550 people are reported missing. The deathtoll has risen to 21.

UPDATE: At least 17 people are confirmed dead, while an estimated 2,000 buildings are destroyed or damaged by the fires.

UPDATE: Death toll rise to 13 and over 150 people are still missing since the wildfire started.

UPDATE: The fire spread to 7,500 acres.  Fire in east Anaheim is relatively stable at this hour.
More than 1,000 firefighters are trying to contain the wildfire. Firefighters continue to work in the area attacking hotspots and flare-ups.. Officials says that the fire was on the edge of Cleveland National Forest. All mandatory evacuation remain in place.

UPDATE: The Anaheim Hills fire has spread to 6,000 acres and has burned multiple homes.

UPDATE: Over 100 people are reported missing.

UPDATE: At least 11 people have died in the California wildfires. The Atlas Fire has spread on more than 8,000 acres. Over 20,000 people have now been evacuated. 1,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed.

A brush fire is spreading in Anaheim Hills, California. Evacuations are being ordered.

The fire started near the 91 Freeway around Gypsum Canyon Road. It has already burned 25 acres.

Many local and regional wildfires are already sweeping across Northern California. Governor Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency.

Updates to follow.

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