A canyon fire is burning on the border between the cities of Anaheim and Corona, causing an off-ramp closure on the eastbound 91 freeway this morning. The fire started Monday afternoon and has burned more than 2,000 acres, prompting evacuations in the area.
For the latest, Josie Huang spoke to Captain Steve Concialdi with the Orange County Fire Authority, who was on the scene.
"It's a joint effort with a number of agencies," Concialdi said. "We're still in unified command with Orange County Fire Authority, Anaheim Fire Department, Cal Fire, United States Forest Service and Corona Fire Department." At the time of the interview, the Orange County Fire Authority was reporting a 5 percent containment of the blaze.
"We just want to make sure we get this fire under control. The perimeter is locked down, we have a line around it. We have nine helicopters and nine six wing planes that will be assigned to this fire today. As well as hundreds of firefighters, we're still calculating all the firefighters that are out here."
To hear about evacuation areas and the investigation to figure out the fire's cause, click the blue play button above.