Monday, October 9, 2017
Canyon Fire 2, Garden Grove Smoke Advisory

UPDATE: The South Coast Air Quality Management District has released a smoke advisory, which will be in effect through Tuesday morning. SMOKE ADVISORY by South Coast Air Quality Management District.

40-60 MPH winds driving fire, with structures being lost in Anaheim Hills and City of Orange. No fire containment at this time. Garden Grove Fire Department apparatus vehicles have been deployed to assist, however staffing remains in place at all Garden Grove fire stations.

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The wildlands fire near Coal Canyon has prompted the County of Orange to activate its Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The activation began at 11:37 a.m. today. The City of Anaheim and City of Orange have activated their EOC as well. The City of Garden Grove is experiencing intensified smoke due to the Santa Ana winds.

The community is advised to limit work outside and any prolonged exposure to the smoke. Those with medical issues are asked to take appropriate actions and to stay indoors and out of the smoke. The Garden Grove Unified School District is continuing to monitor the air quality impacting its schools. Schools are advised to avoid vigorous exertion and limit outdoor exposure.

Running Springs Elementary and Anaheim Elementary Schools have been evacuated to Canyon High School.

Evacuation orders have been issued for residents south of the 91 Freeway and west of the 241 Freeway, north of Nohl Ranch Road and east of Serrano Avenue. Shelters have been set up at East Anaheim Community Center, located at 8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, and at downtown Anaheim Community Center, located at 250 E. Center Street.

The 241 Freeway is closed in both directions. The 91 East and West connectors are closed.

For updates on the fire and smoke advisories, visit the Garden Grove Fire Department on Facebook and Twitter.