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Orange County’s brush fire, Canyon Fire 2, began on October 9th. The brush fire rapidly spread resulting in damaged property.

According to officials, Canyon fire 2 has burned more than 9,200 acres, threatened 3500 structures, damaged 55 structures, and destroyed 25 structures.

Anaheim Fire & Rescue and Orange County Fire Authority have deployed multiple resources to contain the fire such as more than 677 firefighters, 51 fire trucks, 50 Air tankers, 1 helicopter, and 8 water tenders. Water tenders are large vehicles that are able to transport water.

 

As of Tuesday, October 17th the fire has been contained.

 

In comparison to the previous fire Canyon Fire no. 1, which burned 2,600 acres, Canyon Fire 2 has left more destruction. Fortunately, no deaths were reported.

 

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1000 firefighters battle the flames