This is an eyewitness report from the NowPublic member petergibbons949 who was on the scene.
Freeway Complex Fire
The fire that started in Corona later joined with the fire in Yorba Linda and spread to Anaheim Hills. It is now being called the Freeway Complex Fire.
ACRES INVOLVED: More than 10,475
FIREFIGHTERS DEPLOYED: 1,260, 15 helicopters and 10 air tankers
COMMAND POST: Irvine Regional Park
INJURIES: 7 minor injuries to firefighters
HOMES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED: 200 residences
- Anaheim Hills: 14 homes and 86 apartments
- Yorba Linda: 92
- Brea: 3
- Corona: 16
- Chino Hills: Several damaged
EVACUATIONS: About 7,000 homes evacuated.
Anaheim: Anaheim lifted all evacuation notices within the city.
Yorba Linda: As of 3:30 p.m., Yorba Linda lifted all evacuation notices within the city.
Brea: Brea - east of State College & north of Lambert
Brea - north of State College and east of Brea Blvd.
Brea - Kramer Blvd. and Lambert Rd. (Sommerset Condos)
Brea - Olinda Village, Hollydale Mobile Home Park
Brea (Voluntary) - Oak Tree, Olinda Ranch
Chino Hills - Carbon Canyon - Sleepy Hollow, Carriage Hills, Oak Tree Downs, Vellano Community, & Western Hills Estates Mobile Home Park
Diamond Bar - “The Country” on Diamond Bar Blvd. Falcon Ridge, Chirpping Serpero, Hawk Wood, Running Branch, Fair Wind, High Bluff
– East of State College and north of Lambert
– Olinda Village
– Kraemer Boulevard and Lambert Road (Sommerset Condominiums)
CHINO HILLS-CARBON CANYON
- Sleepy Hollow
- Carriage Hills
- Oak tree Downs
- Vellano Community
- Western Hills Estates mobile home park
- Country Estates
- Tommy Lasorda Field House, 4701 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda
- Travis Ranch Community Center, 5200 Via De La Escuela, Yorba Linda
- Brea Community Center, 695 Madison, Brea
- Valencia High School, at 500 North Bradford Ave., Placentia
- Esperanza High School RELOCATED to Katella High School, 220 E. Wagner Ave., Anaheim
- Anaheim Community Center at 250 E. Center St., Anaheim
- Loara High School, 1765 W Cerritos Ave., Anaheim
- Corona High School, 1150 West 10th St., Corona.
- Kennedy High School, 811 West Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805
- Ayala High School, 14255 Peyton Dr, Chino Hills, CA 91709
- Animals can be taken to OC shelter (561 The city Drive, Orange) and large animals to Huntington Beach Equestrain Center (18381 Golden West St.)
Annabella Hotel is offering displaced residents a discounted rate- 714-905-1050
The 57 freeway, closed on both sides, between Imperial Highway and the 60 freeway
- Northbound Santa Fe Road, closed at Lambert Road
- Carbon Canyon Road, closed to eastbound traffic at Valencia Road
- Northbound Valencia Road, closed at Lambert Road
- Santa Ana Canyon Road is closed, between Gypsum Canyon Road and Imperial Highway
Residents of Hidden Hills Estates are advised by the Yorba Linda Water District to boil tap water at least 5 minutes before consuming.
More information can be found here.
More of my photos of the fire can be viewed here.
Source: OC Register.com