Sonoma and Napa Counties have been hit hard by unforgiving wildfires that continue to ravage Northern California. As Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports, it's too early to guage the economic toll on the region's famed wine industry.
KVCR's Ken Vincent introduces report from Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric
The Canyon Fire 2 burning in east Anaheim Hills has -- as of late this morning (Tuesday) -- burned 7,500 acres and is 25 percent contained. Authorities say at 24 homes have been destroyed by the blaze. Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for a large swath of Orange County either side of the 241 toll freeway from the 91 Freeway south to Santiago Canyon, and southwest as far as north Tustin.
Up to 1000 firefighters with ground equipment and air support will be fighting the blaze today.
Remember the Canyon Fire, the wildfire that burned in the southwestern hills of Corona a couple of weeks ago?
Well, now there's Canyon Fire 2 – a wildfire that started sometime around 10:30 a-m this morning (Monday) on the Orange County side of Riverside/Orange County line , and because of the gusty winds we have today, the blaze is spreading rather rapidly west toward and through neighborhoods east of Anaheim Hills, and has already prompted mandatory evacuations of the heavily-populated neighborhoods south of the 91 freeway and west of the 241 toll freeway in Orange County.
The Canyon Fire – still burning in Corona's southwestern foothills bordering Riverside and Orange counties south of the 91 freeway – is 90 percent contained, according to the latest official update this morning (Saturday).