More than 1,000 California inhabitants were required to evacuate on Monday evening because of a 2,000-acre wildfire that had already devastated one structure, officials told.
According to fire officials, California fire officials issued a mandatory evacuation for some inhabitants in Corona, CA, situated about 45 minutes southeast of Los Angeles, as the wildfire threatened to burn many homes.
The wildfire called the Canyon Fire by authorities, burnt on just after 1 p.m. on Monday. According to fire officials, the fire was 5 percent contained as of early Tuesday morning. Fire officials reported that the cause of the fire was unknown.
Anaheim Fire & Rescue officials said that an estimated 300 homes in west Corona were under a compulsory evacuation, with between 1,000 and 1,200 residents affected. Fire officials said that more than 300 fire workers from different agencies were dispatched to fight the rapidly-spreading fire via air and ground, but the fight was complicated by severe winds.
The cause of the float is under investigation.