This week, Californians from all over the state, including right here in Orange County, have experienced some of the worst wild fires in our state’s history. My staff and I have been in close contact with FEMA officials regarding the Anaheim Hills fire known as “Canyon Fire 2.” We received confirmation this past Tuesday that Orange County was approved for a fire management assistance grant which means we will get federal reimbursement for eligible state and local firefighting costs.
According to the latest local reports, Anaheim fire officials announced fire crews had reached 75 percent containment of the 9,217-acre Canyon Fire 2 Saturday evening. An assistance center at the East Anaheim Gymnasium that has served almost 50 people encompassing 29 households affected by the fire will reopen for the final time from 9 a.m.-noon Monday.
While these wild fires have tragically impacted communities all across the state, our local fire fighters have bravely put their lives on the line to protect countless homes and families from complete devastation. These heroes deserve to be recognized for their selfless and heroic actions. Thank you for your service and please be safe as you continue battling these fires.
All residents living in or near Anaheim: Please continue to monitor official police and fire social media accounts for updates regarding the ongoing Canyon Fire 2. While there are no evacuation orders in Orange County at this time, it's important to always be prepared.
Please visit https://www.ready.gov/evacuating-yourself-and-your-family and have everything you and your family need in case of an emergency evacuation.