Evacuation orders for Canyon Fire 2 lifted in Anaheim, Orange and Tustin area – Orange County Register

Most of the residents who were evacuated because of the Canyon Fire 2 are being allowed to return Tuesday evening, Oct. 10, authorities have announced.

Anaheim’s residents can return at 7 p.m. Tuesday, while those in Orange were told they could return at 5 p.m. In the Tustin area, residents can go back home as well.

The so-called mandatory orders come after residents were heavily encouraged to to flee Monday afternoon as the Canyon Fire 2 that raged; it has destroyed 14 buildings and damaged another 22.

Sgt. Daron Wyatt, spokesman for Anaheim Fire & Rescue, said the evacuations are lifted for all areas of Anaheim except Santa Ana Canyon between Woodcrest and Gypsum.

“Canyon Fire 2 continues to burn but is no longer threatening Anaheim neighborhoods,” the city said on Twitter. “Those returning to destroyed homes will find TIP (Trauma intervention program) volunteers … on hand to help deal with the loss of their home.”

In Orange, the evacuations have been lifted except for all houses off of Windes Drive, north of Santiago Canyon Road.

“A solid containment line has been created along the eastern edge of communities near the 241 toll road,” Wyatt said.

Fire officials said that even though residents will be allowed to return home, they should still monitor announcements from social media regarding the fire.

It was unclear when residents of other the other evacuated neighborhoods would be allowed back home.

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