Canyon Fire 2: Destructive blaze now 60 percent contained after burning 9,217 acres

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The so-called Canyon Fire 2 in Anaheim Hills was 60 percent contained as of Thursday morning, officials said, with full containment expected sometime Saturday. (KABC)

The so-called Canyon Fire 2 in Anaheim Hills was 60 percent contained as of Thursday morning, officials said, with full containment expected sometime Saturday.

The massive inferno, which began Monday, has destroyed 13 homes and damaged 21 others while chewing through 9,217 acres, according to Anaheim Fire and Rescue.

All evacuation orders and most road closures were lifted by Wednesday evening, after flames damaged electrical cables, roadway signs, guardrails, and traffic-control devices.

Santa Ana Canyon Road remained shut down between Woodcrest and Gypsum Canyon roads in Anaheim, as does the Highway 241 toll road between the 91 Freeway and Santiago Canyon Road.

More than 1,400 firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the rampaging fire, which threatened about 3,500 structures at its peak, the Orange County Fire Authority said.

Three people sustained minor injuries in the blaze, including two firefighters who suffered smoke inhalation.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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