South Bay, Los Angeles, county send firefighters to battle Orange County fire

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Multiple fires were reported in California on Monday and Tuesday, prompting Gov Jerry Brown to request a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support state and local response to wildfires burning across the state.

A home lit up in flames as the Canyon Fire 2 ravaged the Orange County area Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

"That's the main area of concern right now, as we have open area leading to the Cleveland National Forest".

"Driving through these streets hoping that my friends and family's houses survived is something that will change my heart forever".

Orange High has followed Canyon and postponed all outdoor activities Tuesday because of Canyon Fire 2 in the Anaheim Hills.

"We always have adequate staffing", Lim said.

Fire officials are evaluating evacuations and looking to see if some people will be able to return to homes tonight.

Northbound lanes of the 241 to the 91 freeway, and the east and west off-ramps at Gypsum Canyon Road, have also been shut down.

Images show how wildfires are ravaging Northern California's wine country
Though he was rushing to escape the flames, Larsen also looked out for his neighbor who lived up the street. Community centers, the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and other local centers were opened for evacuees.

Hill, 66, said he had already lost a home in Chatsworth during a 2008 wildfire.

Black tells the Santa Rosa Press Democrat ( ) that most of the Oakmont area was evacuated earlier in the day due to rampant wildfires.

Since Anaheim Hills is a heavily equestrian area, many residents have horses, and the fast-moving fire has posed challenges.

Authorities say at least 10 are dead, at least 100 are injured and at least 1,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed.

All three figures are expected to soar over the next few days as more information is reported to the emergency services.

In northern California there are fires raging in approximately 15 locations spread across eight counties, including Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino, the heart of the state's billion-dollar wine industry.

Fires in California's wine country, an area in the north of the state, broke out almost simultaneously and then exploded overnight, sending residents fleeing as embers rained down and flames raged around them.