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Wildfire Erupts and Threatens Residents of SoCal

26 Sep 2017, 6:10 am

A wildfire broke out across Southern California Monday evening. This fire, know as the Canyon Fire, started from unknown reasons.

Ground and air crews were dispatched immediately to contain this fire. Unfortunately, this fire has grown to near 2000 acres and is only 5% contained. This fire has prompted mandatory evacuations Monday night.

According to the Orange County Fire Authority, one structure has burned so far with other structures and property being damaged. Corona High School’s gym opened as the local evacuation shelter. Fueled by dry conditions, shifting winds and flying embers, the fire fanned in different directions throughout the day.More than 300 firefighters were working to contain the fire and save people’s homes.

 

The Canyon Fire was described as a “vegetation fire” by the Orange County Fire Authority. The fire resulted in a smoke advisory for northern and central Orange County, and the cities of Corona and Norco, in Riverside County.

 

The forecast through the next several days isn’t looking good. An elevated fire risk is in place for SoCal and the Northern Central Valley of Californi

Across the northern valley, dry conditions coupled with windy conditions will lead to a high fire danger and red flag warnings.

As we head deeper into the work week, the high fire danger will continue for Southern California.

Stay with WeatherNation as we keep you update on the current events taking place in Southern California.

 

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Andy Stein

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