25 September 2017

Fire in Corona and Chino Hills State Park

UPDATE. 10:15 p.m.: Traffic has been heavy on eastbound Carbon Canyon Road because part of the 91 Freeway is closed due to the fast-moving Canyon fire in Corona, which has now consumed some 2,000 acres and is only 5% contained.  The portion of the blaze that got into Chino Hills State Park is very small and the main section is along the Cleveland National Forest in the Santa Ana Mountains, west of Corona.  A home is evidently destroyed and others threatened.

Here's a recent update from the Orange County Register.

A fire that started just off the eastbound 91 Freeway and has lanes closed near Anaheim Hills and Corona has jumped the freeway and has gotten into Chino Hills State Park, according to this article in the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

The 2008 Freeway Complex fire started not far from this location and quickly spread to the Carbon Canyon area.  Let's hope fire crews are able to put this one out before it gets too much bigger.

Meanwhile, look for an increased volume of traffic on eastbound Carbon Canyon Road due to the lane closures on the normally clogged 91.

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