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Anaheim Hills town hall Monday to discuss Canyon Fire 2 response


OC Register | October 12, 2017

ANAHEIM — Residents affected by this week’s wildfire in Anaheim Hills can get an update on firefighting efforts, ask questions and provide feedback to city officials at a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16.

The Anaheim Hills Community Council and Councilwoman Kris Murray are hosting the meeting about the Canyon Fire 2.

The blaze, which sparked Monday, Oct. 9, spread quickly through the hills community and into north Orange and Tustin. By the time it was declared 60 percent contained Thursday morning it had burned 9,200 acres, destroyed 23 structures and damaged 36 others; three people have been reported injured.

Aside from fighting the fire, Murray said, the biggest initial challenge was managing traffic as thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate their homes. Some older neighborhoods were built with just one entry and exit, so with many people trying to leave the area at once, “traffic just came to a standstill,” she said.

At the town hall, residents will be given time to let officials know what went well and what could be improved in a future emergency. Information will also be provided about a GoFundMe account that will be set up to help families whose homes were damaged or lost.

The meeting will be in the clubhouse of the Anaheim Hills Golf Course, 6501 E. Nohl Ranch Road. The public is welcome and is asked to register online at www.anaheimhillscommunitycouncil.org.


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