The Los Angeles city and county fire departments both have personnel battling massive blazes in Northern California and Orange County, but officials say they are prepared if anything happens locally.
REUTERS/ Kyle GrillotThe Canyon Fire burns hillsides above houses in Corona, California. On Tuesday, authorities were looking to build containment lines on the eastern edge to keep the fire from spreading into the Cleveland National Forest.
An hour later, the Orange County Fire Authority estimated the fire had burned 2,000 acres and was 0 percent contained.
At least 10 people have been killed and at least 100 have been injured in the fires, and the death toll is expected to grow.
Smoke from the blaze could be seen for miles in all directions, prompting warnings from health officials for people to remain indoors.
Mandatory evacuations remained in place Tuesday.
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By Tuesday morning, Anaheim Fire & Rescue reported the blaze to be at 7,500 acres.
The evacuation shelters and firefighters now have everything they need to combat the fire and aid those affected.
Residents with large animals were urged to take them to the Orange County Fairgrounds. An information hotline was set up at (714) 765-4333.
Vice President Mike Pence said Congress will consider $576 million and new legislation to aid fire suppression in the future. Evacuations have been ordered for neighborhoods and two elementary schools.
The musicians are being told to stay inside and employees who live in areas where evacuation orders have been given are being allowed to go home to get their things. The Gypsum Canyon Road off-ramps were also closed on the 91.